I have to say that I am also confused by what this 'big set' is/will be. With the old style Crimean Highlanders (of which I have a couple of boxes) you knew where you were: chunky, well-sculpted fellows in the older Strelets style, with suitably large bonnets and beards. The sort of soldiers who might put the fear of God into their Russian opponents.
But the new Highlanders are slender and most definitely Napoleonic - apart from the sporrans. They don't look right for The Crimea, but do look pretty good to form a firing line as part of Picton's Division at Waterloo (minus the sporrans).
They are also very noticeably different in sculpting style to the Turkish troops in this set, although since the two would not be part of a single unit this does not matter so much.
I'm really not sure what to make of this?:confused:
The piper is quite poor. The bass drone should be much longer than the tenor drones. Also a piece of material , normally a thick ribbon of tartan, should connect the 3 drones to avoid them waving around erratically.
I like them.
Just hope we get some new sculpted Crimean russians to go with them.
In gray,not green. With caps, not helmets.
And with kneeling and standing firing figures having bayonets attached.
Just my own personal wishlist. Thank you Strelets for all your
fine work. Cappy