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As I went onto the Strelets homepage today I noticed that a new set of masters had been released. Being that the last masters shown were Bavarians in square for the Napoleonic Wars, I figured these Bavarians would be Napoleonic as well. Much to my surprise, however, I was greeted with yet another beautifully sculpted WoSS set. 3 standing firing poses instead of the usual 2, some excellent looking casualty figures, a bare flag pole… to say I’m excited is an understatement. These look like a joy to paint as well with the typical cuffs and tricornes of the period. Well done to say the least.
You and me both Asher. I clicked on the link expecting Napoleonics and then said to myself, "oh, those Bavarians!"
They do look real noice don't they?!
The ensign who has been assaulted by one of the men's ramrods (hehe) is a real ripper. Quite a 'cinematic' death pose, with a level of over-acting typical of older period pieces, haha!!
As well as being beautifully sculpted, they'll be mighty handy figures too, as Imperials or Austrians for mine.
I had the exact same reaction! I have created my own personal catalogue based on PSR's pages that collects together all sets meant for eras prior to 1789 AD, so when I saw the Bavarian announcement I thought "more Nappys. Nice, but not for my catalogue." Then I had to do a double take upon todays WoSS announcement!
This set looks AMAZING. My favorites (albeit I have not actually purchased them yet, sorry Strelets) from the WoSS line so far are STR232 and 236, although the latter would be better with a drummer. This set looks like it will collaborate with those two in the most satisfactory of manners, dramatic NCOs included. Bravo Strelets, definitely Hapsburg approved, and looking forward to them! :sunglasses:
Wonderful looking figures, congrats to Strelets Team, as i'm a WSS fanatic, the set will be a great addition as will all the outstanding forthcoming WSS sets, hopefully all be available in UK very soon
with all the troubles on the borders there will be resolved peacefully soon, may i wish all Strelets team and families a peaceful future
cheers Old John
A superb set indeed. I only wish the person responsible for the box art would work as fast as the sculptor, :face_with_rolling_eyes: waiting is the hardest part, especially if you have all those nice masters dangling right before your old eyes ...
I agree completely. The painted box art for most of the WoSS sets has been beautiful. It's made me almost as exited for the box art as the figures themselves!
This looks to be a really excellent set of figures, which will be a great addition to the WoSS range. Well done to Strelets and the talented sculptor!:+1:
I am very much looking forward to buying multiple boxes of this set when it is released...summer, or perhaps even before??
PS: Interesting how the brain works isn't it. As others have said above, I too thought that this would be a Bavarian Napoleonic set when I first saw the post on the main website front page...:blush: A nice surprise!
On a second glance: No grenadiers! Will we get some Bavarian grenadiers in the future? We surely need some!
Those look great, but looking at the original Saxons on PSR just gives me the creeps - soft plastic, and ugly, ugly figures ... You've worked miracles there, but can I bring myself to buy a box of these rubber gnomes? That will take a lot of thinking, besides it's a big box at 17,50€ over here, quite expensive. Guess I'll have a very close look at my old Airfix British grenadiers first. But thanks for sharing, very good job!