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A personale lista of suggestions

A suggestion for you at Strelets... A reasonable list of sets that can plug holes in the lists of various subjects of the historical periods not covered by the other builders could be, as it has already been in part so far, an intriguing and important choice. A few years ago I suggested closing gaps by producing Japanese and U.S. artillery or the F.F.L. for North Africa, the Goumiers and gurkas for Cassino. What would you friends like to see made by Strelets to close the holes in your armies?

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It's been asked before (but probably can't be asked often enough), so here we go:

Napoleonics:
- British Infantry in square (Waterloo)
- Austrian cavalry (Hussars and lancers foremost, cuirassiers and dragoons next)
- Russian dragoons, Don cossacks
- Italian guards of honor
- Spanish cavalry
- War of 1812 US troops

Seven years war:
- Prussian and Austrian cuirassiers, Austrian hussars.
- Russians (all arms)
- French (all arms)

India:
- Sikh wars
- Mughals
- Rajputs
- British and French colonial troops up to mid 19th century

Persia (early 19th century Russo-Persian war).

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"What would you friends like to see made by Strelets to close the holes in your armies?"

That sort of question could make this thread a very long one!!!
Well here goes...!!!

Napoleonic Belgic Shako British/KGL line in square/defense. (Highlanders have been done by Waterloo 1815 but nothing for the bulk of the redcoats). A 50/50 split of kneeling & standing figures in a set would be a major help.

A properly thought out set of 1813-1815 French "in attack/advance" with both fusiliers and flank companys represented in correct ratios. Perhaps 2 sets,1 in greatcoats and 1 in summer dress, as the current format seems to follow.

1813-1815 French Summer Dress stood in reserve. (Again Fusiliers & flank companys done in correct ratio).

1813-1815 French Foot Artillery. (The fact this hasnt been done since the Airfix "Trolls" is amazing to me.)

Napoleonic British Hussars (swords drawn either standing ready to charge or advancing...not swirling their sabres above their heads like most cavalry sets!!!)

1815 Brunswick Line/Light Battalions in square/defense.

1815 Dutch/Belgian Carabiniers (50/50 box)
1815 Dutch/Belgian Hussars (50/50 box)

1813-1815 French Dragoons charging.

1815 French Young Guard in Full Dress-(one box with a mix of some firing, some advancing etc.)

1813-1815 Prussian Horse Artillery.

Napoleonic Firing lines (with reloading poses included) for France, Britain, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Poland, Bavaria, etc.

For "outside chance" sets.....
1815 Hannoverian Landwehr in Square/Defense (mix of stovepipes with braid and caps).

Napoleonic sets for displaying "in retreat/fleeing".

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All of the aforementioned Napoleonic sets, but I also would love to see Austrian and Hungarian line infantry with helmets and shako's in reserve, advancing and firing both in great coat and summer uniform. It is awkward that the Hungarians although they made up quite a portion of the emperor's force have never been depicted except as an afterthought in the early ESCI/Italeri set. Those were grenadiers, not in the most appropriate poses either.
Having said that, I would still love to see action sets of Russian Jaeger and musketeers in ordinary uniform and in great coat.

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My father taught me as a kid, "The squeaky wheel get's the grease!" So here is my squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak ... :thinking_face: Hmm, lets see now ...

* Battle of Camerone 1863 - Mexicans in Sombreros and the unique FFL's.

* Apaches (Just love your one indian set!).

* Spanish-American War - Especially Spanish Armies.

* Finish Napoleonic British Square with Highlanders and other armies incl French (made by same sculptor who made the "at ease" set).

* Colonial British firing line and Mahdists for Colonial era Sudan.

P.S. - Same wishes as before, so I'll just keep "squeaking" :bike: until our axles gets at least some grease. :mask: Lets keep working together for all of our dreams; almost there!

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Estoy totalmente de acuerdo con la guerra hispano-americana. Me encantaría poder tener tropas españolas.

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I totally agree with the list of GC above especially, Mexicans (sombreros), FFL in Mexico and army of Emperor Maximillian, American Spanish war. Then I would add Vichy French and colonial troops for the North African Campaign and Mexican revolutions (Villa / Zapata).

Perhaps for Orion to take note: Green Berets, American special forces,US artillery,navy and air force and South Koreans and Australians all for Vietnam. French for Indo China (Dien Bien Phu) and infantry of countries involved in Korean War under the UN. Some civilians re Vietnam war will also be welcome.

Unbelievable great gaps of WW2: Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, Greeks, Albanians, Yugolav Fascists, Chinese and Bulgarians - Mars please consider focusing on these armies of WW2.

Finally modern Egyptian army or other Arab army (Jordanian / Lebanese / Syrian) to pit against already existing IDF (Israeli artillery / air force will be most apprciated).Once referring to modern armies please remember French, Chinese and Ukrainian / Georgian armies.

I know life is made of dreams but sometimes dreams do come true.

P,S, Spanish army for RIF war.

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"The Squeeky wheel gets the grease"

Haha i will have remember that one!! 😂

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Ahh another one of those request threads ;) I'll post the same things I've done many times before and hopefully Strelets might get round to them when they've finished with the men in WOSS pantomime fancy dress, tubular nappies, Beau Geste, Raid on Rommel and other such distractions ;)

Russian Civil War
- tachankas
- partisan infantry (eg Makhnovists)
- naval infantry
- Kuban/Terek Cossack Infantry (Plastoons)
- Ukrainian nationalists

War of 1812
- US dragoons
- British Royal Marines in trousers
- Canadian Voltigeurs and militia
- US Scott's Brigade
- US Regulars and Rifles

13th Century Far East
- Mongol light cavalry archers
- Chinese Song Dynasty infantry and artllery
- Japanese foot and horse bushi based on the Mongol Invasion Scroll
- Retooled dismounted Yuan/Mongols

Generic
- transport mules

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The quite waters crash the bridges ...

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Many nice proposals! I have "Copy and Paste" from the proposed sets which I desire too - and have add some other sets.

My wish-list

Civilians:
Greek/Hellenstic period, Europe 13.-15th century, WSS, Napoleonic, WW1

Byzantines 11.-12. century

WSS
I have given already all my proposals

Napoleonics:
- British Infantry in square (Waterloo)
- Austrian cavalry (Hussars and lancers)
- Russian dragoons
Napoleonic British Hussars
1813-1815 French Summer Infanty Dress fighting
1815 French Young Guard in Full Dress
1813-1815 Prussian Horse Artillery
Napoleonic Firing lines Prussia, Poland, French

WW1
Gallipoli Sets
German Stormtroopers

Russian Civil War
- tachankas
- partisan infantry (eg Makhnovists)
- naval infantry
- Kuban/Terek Cossack Infantry (Plastoons)

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Russian Civil War
- tachankas
- partisan infantry (eg Makhnovists)
- naval infantry
- Kuban/Terek Cossack Infantry (Plastoons)

Presumably the 'Tachanka' has at least one 'squeaky wheel'...?:blush:

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I would like to see a lot of dark age/early medieval

Picts
Irish

It would also be nice to see an upgrade of the Carolingian sets you produced long to your modern day standards.

As ever I would like to see proper coverage of the Byzantine Empire, particularly 11/12th century that would provide another enemy to your Normans.

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Poor Jerzy used to cheer for Byzantines.

Lots of good suggestions above. As a concept, either small standalone themes, or completing / complementing ones. So:

Colonial
*Afghan / Pathan tribesmen (like the various excellent Arab boxes)

Napoleonic
* Dutch-Belgian 1815 Heavy Cavalry

Ancient
* Elamites
* Nebucadnezzar’s Babylonians, including the lighter armed Chaldeans
* Arameans / Canaanites in long fringed robes; some infantry with “girded up loins” (kilt tucked into belt to aid rapid movement)


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Oooh yes! Chariot wars stuff, Caesar kinda started on that with some excellent figures and then seemed to drop out of it. Like the look of the Linear a stuff but a bit put off by the price.