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To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

I was thingking that old Airfix set are nice but they are so old so we need a new type of Robin Hood and his merry men + his enemies. So please strelets MAKE a new Robin Hood set and Sheriff of Nothingham set also. Because then i can use them with medival levi and valdemar medival army sets.PLEASE

Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

would be nice! (BTW, I'm just back from the holydays)

Cheers,

Christiaan

Re: Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

Yes this would be great!

Martin Macalka

Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

Yes, why not?
Would be nice for diversity anyway!

Re: Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

The problem is which set do you make; myth or reality?

The stories are traditionally set in the 12th century during the reign of Richard I. However the real Robert Hode lived in the 14th century during the reigns of the three Edwards. Even if peasant dress might not have changed much in the period between, that of the Sherrif and his knights most certainly would have done.
And the Sherrif's correct title would have been "Sherrif of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Also R.H. lived north of the forest in Yorkshire, so perhaps it should be the Sherif of Yorkshire.

Re: Re: Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

This is the sad problem of many of these types of stories that developed over time, and then were rediscovered by the movies in the 20th century. Quite often you have to choose between the historical reality and the commonly accepted fantasy. The Arthurian legends are a great example of this.

I vote for myth - well sort of...

I would suggest they go with what the public expects, and thanks to popular culture that is Richard the Lionheart and King John era rather than later. Such a set would still be useful, although keep it real - no one wants to see Robin as a fox, do we? (sorry Disney)

Me too

Since there are enough sets out there to portray a Robin Hood of the 1100s to 1400s. That is, at least for the merry men, civilians and Sheriff's men, although more of the civilians are needed. We could use more actual Robin Hoods, Maid Merions, and King Richards etc.

Perhaps we could have an Entire set of Robin Hoods in many different posses, and from every portrayal spanning Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner and maybe even the Fox

Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

i dont know that set wich is better nown to us

Re: Re: To Strelets and New Robin Hood/ Sherif of Nothingham set

Wonder how a box of famous historical characters or famous commanders would sell? I think it would be a perfect project for Strelets. Since some have already been done (e.g. Alexander, Henry V, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, several ACW generals), I nominate 12 mounted figures: Hannibal, Caesar, Charlemange, William the Conqueror, Genghis Kahn, Gustavus Adolphus, Cromwell, Cortez, Peter the Great, Marlborough, Prince Eugene and Frederick the Great. Obviously I'm biased toward the 17th & 18th C., but we all have our favorites. I'd like to see who the others would nominate - and if you'd be interested in such a set.

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Cortés! not Cortez!