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Why not go back to your Crimean Infantry Sets and give us additional rifleman in combat poses ?
Or the Great Northern War sets !
Anyone of us who have bought the current sets would no doubt purchase multiple set of Mini's to fill in their armies !
Norman cavalry to the same high standard as your new Mini set would be terrific. Firing lines for the ACW would also be perfect in your new format and would provide the "cannon fodder" for your excellent ACW command sets.
No one else makes enough suitable poses for realistic battle lines as in firing and skirmishing.
I agree with former posters on the need for advancing Streltsi to complement the Zvezda set and for 7YW line infantry.
Roman archers, Roman Legionaires just standing, waiting for the battle to begin. Byzantine army. WW2 soldiers being inspected.
WW1 colonials, 30YW soldiers, those guys fought in large groups massed together.
BIG Zulu warriors, some of the existing ACTA and Esci figures could almost go through as pygmies when compared to Strelets' British colonials.
Prisoners of war, hanging out in a camp and waiting for the war to end.
I hope you and the S*R Team round-tables the following. Your expansion into Mini Sets does change the production strategy, although you'll recognize most of the requests below, there are now more ways to approach producing the following themes, a few of which Mini Sets could overlap and do double duty in more than one theme, for example, Roarke's Drift, Isandlawana, and other Zulu Wars, or Boxer Rebellion and Spanish-American War, or Coloial Wars general helpers:
(+) 1 Strelets Command Set for Defenders including fighting Pioneers and Kentucians.
(+) 1 Mini Set of Amer. Gray Coat Infantry.
(+) 4+ Mini Sets for Mexican Santa Anna Command, Mexican Infantry, Round Hat Infantry and Cavalry, and Other Sets (Mini sets should include a casualty in each to give a nice overall selection).
* Crimean War: Any expansion and Mini Sets.
* American Civil War (Continued):
(+) Confederate Foot Staff
(+) Confederate Infantry
(+) Confederate Cavalry
(+) Union Infantry
(+) Union Cavalry
(+) Mini Set US Cavalry Dismounted Firing & Casualty Set for Custer's Last Stand Theme.
(+) Mini Set of Foot Troopers doing Fort/Stockade fighting at the walls and defending the Gate against Indians!
(+) Boer War: Mini Set of British Casualties @ Colenso.
(+) Zulu War: Strelets Set of British Officers, etc. @ Roarke's Drift and Isandlwana.
(+) Zulu War: Mini Set of British Firing Lines @ Isandlwana.
(+) Zulu War: Mini Set of British Casualties for both Isandlwana and Roarke's Drift.
(+) Colonial in general: Mini Set of non-com guys who distribute ammo, carry stretchers, assist medical staffs, etc. doing general duty for all Colonial Wars (the young kids who wore blue uniforms and pill box caps/glengarry caps).
* Russio-Japanese War & Russian Civil War (overlapping)
* Spanish-American War & Boxer Rebellion (overlapping).
* Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 & German Civil War 1866
Thank you for reading this far and listening! :-)
Happy Producing S*R Team
There you are Strelets !
Enough great suggestions for the next couple years.
I saw nothing on Dave's list I wouldn't purchase at least 3 or 4 of !
I wonder if Mini-sets would lend themselves to be good staff/personality sets. Then I guess they'd be 'mini' Mini-sets. I can't imagine many people buying more than one or 2 personality/staff sets. So maybe the smaller set would be more economical. Maybe not. I don't know.
A good use for mini set staff would be to cover eras to add to other regular army sets.
A Victoria's Commanders set would include Chelmsford, Buller, Chard, etc., all the big names from 1854 to 1902. You could get away with 12 or so poses.
A WWI Commanders set with Pershing, French, Haig, Czar Nicholas, Foch, Hindenberg, etc.
or personalities like York, Rickenbacher, Richtoffen, Lawrence of Arabia, Hitler, etc..
I'd like an American Wars one for 1898-1902 with Teddy Roosevelt, Pershing, Shafter, Wood, MacArthur, Funston, Aguinaldo, all the main commanders etc...
Or WWII, to complement the German commanders already out there, like Patton, Eisenhower, Macarthur, Bradley, Montgomery, Zhukov, Tojo, Yamamoto, etc., big name generals from each country.
Or sets that would need only a few standard and needed poses, but several them, like various sailors, or WWII US Navy Seabees, or any 18th century Infantry.
I can't wait to see what is in store for the WWII Staff/Hospital sets.
- 16th and 17th century soldiers (pikemen, harquebusiers, swordmen, cavalry, artillery) of different nations. Standard poses, but almost no uniforms, so there is lots of room for variety.
- Wars of Marlborough and Louis XIV
Interesting period that is not yet covered.
- French Revolution wars.
Arlin makes a very good recommendation that ... "Mini-sets would lend themselves to be good staff/personality sets."
This way Staff sets could focus on the main, famously known personalities, and yet free-up the traditional Strelets*R 48+ figurine format sets for the armies in general - S*R Team's famously known all-encompassing poses.
the Levy Brothers.
Dare I say it, but more Napoleonics for the miniboxes!
I'm not delving into the peculiarities of inaccurate sets that need to be remade (not my thing), but:
*Austrian Grenzer/frontier troops/Pandurs etc PLEASE!
*ANY Turkish infantry of the Napoleonic era
*Indian Mutiny: mutineers, British/Indian infantry
*Marathas Wars/Wellesley in India - there is so much demand to open up this hitherto untouched theatre. Think HEIC troops, Indian infantry and cavalry etc
*Napoleonic British line infantry (firing line/square/column)
And one 'never in a million years' suggestion - Norwegian/Swedish ski troops - have a look in the relevant Osprey book, these would be great! (though very fiddly to produce..)
I know we're not all Nap fans, but they do sell well - and anyone creating an Indian army would need a large quantity of figures...
very good ideas, sounds like a part from my wishlist. HAT is working on the Grenzers, so we can wait for it.
British infantry is not my favourite, in my eyes we have enough on the market.
As for you million years suggestion - I will send some nice photos to Strelets
Happy New Year to Strelets and Forumni
I agree with Dave and Arlin
However I would like to see coverage of the Sudan Wars.
I am eager to see Strelets versions of camels.
Hey Strelets it would be really good to see the long (so very long)awaited and production displaced Turkish Infantry Crimean War.....plus other promised sets.
Have you at least a master figure we could
I agree ... now that I almost have my Russian staff officers, winning the Crimea just isn't enough. And let's not forget the large numbers of British senior officers that served with the Ottoman forces.
As regards the Ottoman forces, you can include all sorts of tribals and lead into the Bulgarian Wars of Independance, which Russia can proudly claim to have supported.
Have a great day ... Frank
I do not ask much. Strelets-R opened for all of us doors we did not even dream of once to be 2,5 cm plastic soldiers.
The thing is we once got Napoleonic Polish Grenadiers together with the French foot dragoons. I would like to see a mini box of those Polish Grenadiers.
On the same wavelength there Frank.
General WF Williams despatches make quite good reading on the Seige(1855).It highlights Alot of importance was placed on despatch riders delivering the genrals messages.
Yep, picked up the Official dispatches for Kars, Ladysmith and (55 days in)Peking at a discount bookstore. Lots of great ideas for both history and alternative histories ... dispatch a force based on a scant letter written a couple of weeks ago ... what is waiting for them?
Have a great day ... Frank
PS I don't mind civilians, even females pushing prams.