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The Zvezda pikemen can't be mixed with those of Strelets. The differences are to big.
So decide what to buy, Zvezda o Strelets set. Its very easy. If you buy Strelets you have a lot of poses but they are historicaly incorrect. And you buy Zvezda and you have only one pose of pikemen, and he is sleeping, but its historically correct.
You can also make conversations.
I'm not asking what to buy, I'm asking if there will be a set of Swedish pikemen released in the future.
I've bought the Strelets set a few years ago, when I started the hobby. I don't like the Zvezda set because the poses are just crap. The Strelets set isn't any better, because the sculpting is ugly. Still, the Strelets Swedes have better poses, so I decided not to buy a box of Zvezda Swedes and paint the set I already had in stead.
An old picture of them when I was working on them:
Problem with your suggestion Yevgen is that if you wanted to do Narva or the early Danish, Polish and Saxon campaigns you really need to use the Strelets set. If you wanted to do the second half of the GNW you would want the Zvezda if you wanted to be accurate. Using the Zvezda set for early GNW would be roughly comparable to using Bardin reg French Naps for the early Iberian campaigns.
If your interest was in the early GNW I would suggest mining the Strelets sets for conversion possibilities.
You are right Bill. But you can use pikemen and those musketeers with plug bayonet(old style bayonet) from Zvezda set.
And it-s better make conversation of Zvezda figures, than Strelets. Strelets have a lot of historic mistakes. And their poses are very unrealistic for that period.
Conversations is talking to eachother.
Strelets figures are almost impossible to convert. The plastic for example is too hard to work with. Also, I can't do any paint conversions because I paint at a high level, so the paint conversion will look like crap.
Hmm, well so no choice here, just buy Zvezda sets and make conversions and lets hope they will continue their GNW range.
I am painting some Strelets figures... I wondered if there would be a set of Swedish pikemen... and you keep on saying that I should buy the Zvezda sets and make conversions?
And what did I tell you? It seems that Strelets won't do any GNW more, if they wanted they would already tell us.
I repeat, I have already asked this question to Strelets guy 4 or 5 times(see old posts) and get no response.
My conclusion, they won't produce any GNW in 2 or 3 years, but everything is possible.
Benno, you better ask this question to Zvezda guys, maybe they will answer you. I think that Strelets gave up GNW range, don't they?
I'm thankfull for your comments on using other ways to get some pikemen, and I did read that you said that you asked Strelets multiple times if there would be more GNW sets. Your conclusion that they won't produce any GNW in 2 to 3 years is very helpfull.
On the one hand saying you don´t like Strelets figures (as you did already in another thread) and expecting an answer from them about a possible set of pikeman seems a little bit like a strange stragedy to me btw!
Yevgen tried to help you out, that`s it.
Have fun with your "high-level" painting! Maybe Hät will do a set you like one day... .
Sorry, but it`s getting a bit too quarrelsome here.