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The sculpting again is excellent. However, the choice to have the men wearing the cuirass in part over and in part under the coat is indeed not so good. Grant in his book on the uniforms of Marlborough's wars states that British horse did wear the cuirass underneath the coat from 1707 but ONLY the front plate. However, he doesn't say where this information comes from (perhaps someone here can shed some light on the matter). John Wootton's painting of Blenheim (from 1743?) shows - probably British - horse with front AND backplate OVER the coat (which may be wrong or they might be Danes), but that's the way cuirassiers of all other nations did wear it. Wearing the cuirass under the coat did always strike me as somewhat impractical. It doesn't offer any additional protection and only risks the coat getting cut to pieces. So it might have been better to produce some more generic cuirassiers. That said I'm still tempted to buy at least one box, if only for the lovely sculpts.
Bravo Stretlets. I will buy them and use them.
Happy Easter Strelets
Thank you for a sight of these beautiful figures. This range is fast becoming one of the out standing 1/72nd collections. I look forward to having some of them in our WSS armies later this year.
Any chance of a set of Grenadiers wearing the bearskin, for the armies of the Empire, Bavaria, France, Savoy etc ?
Sure, all figs are fine...but I prefer the action/ charge poses.