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French infantry

First of all, I wish the Ukranian people all the strength they need in these horrible times. It was one of the reasons I have not participated on this forum for a while, imagining that Strelets had other concerns than turning out new figures. But since they, amazingly, issued new sets I would like to show my appreciation. I have just finished the first set of Brits in square and have just started on the highlander firing line with skirmishing Brits sitting on the shelf till I get to them. The initial british firing lines I have rather satisfactorily managed to convert to the 5/60th rifles. They look quite good among the beautiful Revell set of rifles. That for me solved the issue of bayonets on or off. I just cut the muskets to rifle length, sandpapered the lacing away and just painted them green with siver coloured buttons.
It then struck me that with the huge number of sets of British and Bavarian troops issued in all kinds of standing, marching firing and skirmishing poses, that the French fall short. So far no firing lines, squares, attack lines or skirmishers have been produced of late by any of the remaining manufacturers. The Italeri/ESCI sets, although beautifully sculpted, either fall short on historical accuracy or are hybrids between 1/72 en 28mm.
Perhaps the badly needed reinforcements of the French fusiliers, grenadiers and voltigeurs might inspire Strelets to strengthen their position and make the statement that even under adverse circumstances, they won't be broken. Let's hope someone in Russia will at last see sense and end this gruesome conflict. The shamblections do not hold much hope for common sense though. May the force be with the Ukranians.

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I support absolutely all the written by Thomas before
All my best wishes to the Strelets people

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Ah, Speaking of French, The French Foreign Legion has always been a favorite army of mine. I like the Classic Fort Zinderneuf FFL subject. In fact, there is an excellent History of the FFL Internet Site I have enjoyed for years. Here is their Statement "The classic French Foreign Legion in Wargaming, Literature, Pictures and History", and their Link:

I recently purchased two FFL Forts for The Strelets Team's excellent Legionnaires. Like you guys, I've got to set them up inside their Forts and take some pictures. Thank you for the motivation, Mon Legionnaires!

"VIP to Ukraine!" (Victory, Independence, and Peace)

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That's a great Strelet's idea
They make many good sets of one our dearest FFL, but Romans,Napoleonics,WSS, etc,so we can build great complete armies
That's the way, never change

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I too would love to see the various set types applied to Napoleonic French. In my case especially for the 1813-1815 period, but happy to see others. Sets made with a proper ratio of figures & poses of 4x Fusilier companies to 2x flank companies would also be of major interest.

However, what I would really like to see, is Strelets able to continue, manufacture & grow in a country free from war & its people able to live in peace.
Alas, that may be not possible for a while yet. So I also know that any set, even 1 new set, coming out from them is a major success. Not to mention restocks.

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I second that emotion.
As for the French Napoleonic sets, fusiliers, grenadiers and voltigeurs might even each have their own set. Customers could buy these figures in ratio. I know I would.