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i too got notification from Hannants here in UK about the Cuirassiers and have already ordered a few boxes of each. Well Done Strelets in supplying UK with the sets. I wish all Strelets team and families best wishes and safety in the awful times there , Victory to Ukraine
cheers and thanks
My order has been despatched. I'm so excited.
Got some of these. Nice models.
Sadly (not waited for review in PSR) I didn’t do ‘due diligence’ before parting with my money.
Both Bavarian and Austrian are wearing ‘lobster-pot’ type helmets. Having made researches, I cannot find any reference to either wearing these lobster pot helmets in the Western arena, where they wore tricorne hats so these are useless for the main campaigns of Eugene or Marlborough.
Sad. Wasted nigh on forty quid unless anyone can point me to a source that shows otherwise.
Well...the appearance in lobster pots has long been debated. The Osprey says they were wearing them at least until 1705, so that works for Blenheim. I think they were used in the campaigns against the Ottomans, which is great for me as I'm working on those campaigns as well.
I have a feeling that this was discussed on the forum when they were first mooted. Or we asked for them specifically. There's another box called "Dutch Cuirassiers" with tricorns in the pipeline.
Thanks for the in depth reply there -much appreciated.
I haven’t seen the Osprey but all the sites I could find (not THAT extensive!) did say the lobster pots were only worn in Eastern campaigns. I am wracking my brains to work out why!
That reply has made me much happier.