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I agree that plastic color should be somewhat in line with the overall uniform color. Zvezda and Strelets does does a prety good job at this. HaT has done well with some of the French Napoleonic sets, but that's about it. I'm just tired of gray and tan. If plastic color is more costly I'll pay extra.
I just love Strelet's Crimean range. They are fantastic figures and I hope that all armies represented in that war are produced. I hope for artillery from all sides, including siege artillery. Bring it on Strelets.
I completely agree that the colors should represent the accuracy of the original soldiers. After all, it is "the uniforms that maketh the man!"
Before we get too hard on the S*R Team for using one Terracotta Red color, were you around when the famous Airfix used the horrible Cream color for everything during the 1960's and 1970's? Didn't come close to anything true.
We are in a new Rennasaiance that will only get better, so long as collectors like yourself keep sending in your opinions. There is no doubt that current famous companies are listening and reading our opinions here, even though they never comment.
It will only get better! Cheers - Dave H.
I vote for one nation = one colour, even for cavalry and artillery which clearly didn't wear this colour. Some of us just don't have time to paint hundreds of figs, so uniform national colours is a great idea.
Is this approach valid irrespective of time period covered? You know, that major colours could vary in time. We had this dilemma with our WWI Russians.
Please reread my previous mail. The fact is that although different nations were enemies they often fielded men uniformed in the same colour. For 18th century Europe Britain, France, Spain and most of the German states fielded artillery dressed in dark blue with red facings. Only the woodwork of the artillery pieces were different colours. If you want all arms of each nation in 1 uniform colour then play Risk and leave the serious historical miniature enthusiasts to enjoy a true mix of colours in each army. Also give painting a try I for one hate green, red, blue etc horses.
I was born in 1961 so remember well the Airfix sets. I remember hat their Napoleonic French Imperial Guard were an instnat favourite of mine partly because they were made in grey. Their other excellent set were the Prussian Landwerh produced in a Prussian blue. It is such a shame that these two sets were made underscale.