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I'm of a similar disposition to James on these great figures. I like them a lot, and greatly respect Redbox for producing sets which are some way away from the well-trodden path of Napoleonics, WW2 and ACW figures as 'best sellers'.
I have two ongoing 'Renaissance' projects, one of which is the Italian wars circa 1500-1525, and the other being a rather more nebulous but nontheless interesting Eastern European project featuring the Muskovite, Cossack etc sets that Redbox make, and others too.
I very much hope that Redbox are able to carry on producing these wonderful figures.
Where to put the sailors, Airfix Golden Hind apart are there other 1/72 ships available ?
The figures themselves are quite nice, but I don't really like most of the horses, the poses are ... weird, with a few exceptions. Might have bought some Ottomans otherwise, but my range of periods is bigger than I can paint in this lifetime, so I'll stick to the WoSS. The RB French Musketeers however are tempting.
I love these figures and this era. Like those above, I have figures for my Italian Wars campaign and my Eastern European / Ottoman / Cossack / Muscovy battles. I also use my English sailors for Drakes' raids against the Spanish and the Armada battles. For ships, I built my own (one English and one Spanish), although this was hugely challenging and not overly successful. At least it was fun.
I really hope Redbox releases their upcoming Cossack and Ukrainian sets soon. I would also love to see them make:
- Knights of St John for Rhodes and Malta
- Hungarians for Mohacs and Szigetvar
- Tatars for the Siege of Kazan
- English and Scottish border Reivers
- French Knights and Foot
Maybe one day!
I'm honestly a big fan of this era and series as well, but I just don't have the money to collect two series right now. Being a college student I have to limit myself to one set a month, and right now I am loving this War of Spanish Succession series, so my focus is solely on that for the time being.
Being from Malta - The Knights of St. John of Malta will be a dream come true.