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Has anyone heard more details about Italeri's upcoming Napoleonic cavalry sets? PSR says the Prussians are supposed to be later-style dragoons, which would be great if they're not too big, but the French are listed simply as light cavalry. As I recall, the picture appeared to be a line chausser, but I would much rather have line lancers. Hat has done both, but IMHO their Chaussers are great while their lancers are not quite as good since they were done early on in the range.
I havent't really seen any serious request for more napoleonic hussars. Wonder why? Are wargamers not interested in hussars? I dont think so.. But why hasnt anyone ask for it?
Let me be the first then.
I ask for more Napoleonic hussars so that at least every major power has a set of hussars. (Note: Airfix British Hussars is too old. So remake please..)
what about Prussian hussars 1806 with mirlatons? And a set of prussian landwehr and volunteer cavalry 1813 would also be very nice indeed.
For the 1806 Prussians the Revell 7 Year War ones will do quite well; otherwise I completely agree with you
The only catch is that they are hard to find. Revell declined to reissue them as far as I know.
I made a lot of conversions for different nations out of the existing ranges. Surely there are differences in Hussar uniforms and I would be thankful for every new set.
But what is more important for me are the poses.
I would like to see skirmishing Hussars, firing carbine, loading carbine on a standing horse. Hussars on standing horses in reserve. Some lookouts, dismounted Hussars. Not just another set of headlong charging guys.
Actually Andreas I've posted some ideas/suggestions long ago to make austrian and french (cylindrical-shakos) hussars as well as prussian cuirassiers for 1813 and got little more than ignored for that so I guess we can do no more than to punch the air, it seems to make more noise than to type messages here.