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I agree that there is a amount of artistic license in sculpting figures.
Thing is, the sculptor(s) are paid by the company to produce figures and if they ask for them to be historically accurate, then the sculptor really should do that. If they want to make artistic representations thats fine, so long as its in their own time.
However some companys may be happy to have some artistic license in their figures, not being so bothered with historical accuracy.
It then comes down to the customer. If we want accurate figures or dont care. Sales would then tell a company whether their philosophy is the right one.
Personally I would like figures to be as accurate as possible based on resources for the subject.
Any artistic license can go into pose designs, portraying drama such as like Linear-A's recent Waterloo sets, or Strelets Bavarian casualties in their Bavarians in attack.
Uniform & equipment wise however, I like them accurate. Not to the excess that each and every button is present, but the obvious details like, if a set is Napoleonic French flank companys, then the epaulettes are present or if they are fusiliers, they dont have 2 cross belts.
i looked it up also, but i'm not really convinced about the review. Too much "this is okay/good" in the text to have such point given at the end.
PSR does a really good job and helps us a lot, but sometimes they're a bit too american for me with the typical "this is the academic standard view and we believe there's nothing beside it" historical view.
Dismissing some gradual processes in development or just changement and also crazy stuff like cuirassiers in world war with such a stance.
I need these Hoplites and might buy more than good for me :sweat_smile: