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The uniforms of both the Russians and Japanese during the Russio-Japanese war were exceptionally colorful and handsome. Plus winter and summer versions.
It would be a big, big, mistake for Strelets*R to pass up the opportunity to make this theme, especially as they are the Russian 1/72 soft plastic experts today.
I know Ceasar has put them on thier list, but more Gray Russians, and more Gray opponents (gray, gray, gray) and limited to a few poses. Nobody could do it better than the Strelets*R Team so I wish they would put it in the futures production list.
Economics/sales = I'll buy alot of them -
indeed the uniforms of the Russo-Japanese war were quite interesting and at some stage we wanted to make this period, however later on Ceasar announced their intention and we temporarily gave up this idea. Having said that, thank you very much for absolutely excellent reference materials for this war that you sent to us. Hopefully, we will still have a chance to use them in future.
Many of your supporters would like you and the S*R Team to keep the Russio-Japanese War in the round-table discussions for future sets. We are very excited for them to appear. And we will wait, but keep reminding you - Thank you!
Dear David O'B,
Am I starting to sound like I'm speaking Japanese-English again? ... you know ... the future tense thing ... golly I hate grammar! Cheers Mate!
Strelets - have courage develop your ranges.
WWI Eastern front infantry + artillery
Russian Civil war
Russian Medieval warriors
17th century Russian warriors
I thought Caesar Miniatures were going to concentrate on Oriental/Far Eastern ranges but after 13 Ancient Middle Eastern sets gazumpin Russo-Jap War and Hsiung Nu maybe the clue is in the name. In my huge Dorling Kindersley book entitled "Battle" there are a couple of pages (about the same as the English Civil war) dedicated to the Chinese Qing (pronounced ching) dynasty campaigns in the 17th century. These included battles against the Dutch and the Russians. The Qing/Manchu warriors would make wonderful figures sculpted by Chinese, made in China and authentic. Passed opportunity?
and we should check our uniform-material for this war. Maybe we can help each other out here too.
we were considering some of the conflicts that you have mentioned. Especially we are interested in 7YW. Well may be, we will make some sets in 2007-8. However some may complain that we are going in another area before completing the existing ranges (though how can you complete any range at all, just have a look at WWII?).
WWII? Russian Engeneers Please.
that is good news for me. Oh yes, to cover a complete war is very difficult.
As for the Russo-Japanese war I could give you another parcel of uniform-plates. If Caesar wants to make a set for the Russian infantry I am wondering which of the dozens of different uniforms they want to show. So there is much need for more figures!
In case you need material for other troops please ask and I will search through my collection.