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I only recently picked up a box of #236. Somehow I missed ordering them the first time around. I have them now, lovely figures they are too, which will most likely be painted as Danes of the Great Northern War for me.
Anyway, I was looking more closely at the box today and noticed your lovely dedication of the series to Dave Keen of Plastic Soldier Review. That's a fine gesture and a really nice touch.
Yes, I agree that the Dedication to Dave Keen on several of the earlier WoSS set boxes is a nice touch James. Certainly this is a range of figures which has gone from strength to strength and has created, almost by itself, a renewed interest in early C18th warfare amongst collectors/painters/wargamers of 1/72 scale figures.
Good luck in turning these French fusiliers into Danes.
definitely the dedication on WSS boxes was a great compliment , the release of this range has indeed increased interest in this period (to which i'm totally obsessed!!)
other suggestions for these figures, Bourbon Spanish , Italian states inc Papal States, possibilities are endless
Strelets Team please keep us informed of release of future sets, as and when you can, best wishes to team and families out there
cheers Old John
Gee Mark, you are gonna have me doing more that I want to (ha, ha). Like when I cut off the back packs of those Hat Grenz so as to re-attach them 'slung' to represent the earlier 'models'...
I like your suggestions and I'd love to see the finished figures once you get there. I'm a bit of a way off starting the Danes, having Swedes, Saxons and Poles to finish first, so have not yet decided whether to use the figs in #234 'as is' or to attach a bayonet (possibly with musket extension). If I do the latter, I'd most likely just use bits of muskets that I have in the spares/bits and pieces box—not as clever nor adventurous as you! I am currently thinking of using them 'as is' and painting them as some of the National Militia that were raised in 1701. We'll see. The grenadiers from #235 will probably be converted to a mitre as the Grenadier Corps and/or gren. cos.
The main point of all this is, great figures, suitable for many uses, thanks so much again Strelets!!!!
Kind regards, James
p.s. I hope that others aren't annoyed at us using this forum as a personal messaging board?! If it does, we can always switch to email :)
I actually really enjoy reading the discourse between people about their various projects on this forum. You can learn a lot, and sometimes might be inspired to try things yourself.