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I am absolutely with you and Hank. The Crimean war is beside the Napoleonic- and Colonial wars my favourite.
So I am happy for every new set on the market and I would like to have the Colonial highlanders (in a better quality than the British or the Redbox British). And of course the Turks, Chasseur Afrique etc...
Some weeks ago I had the chance to get two packs each of 100 Strelets boxes for a good price. I thought it would be easy to share them with friends. Well, I had 100 Crimean cavalry (Russian dragoons and lancers) and 100 Romans. The Romans were gone very easy but I still have 50 Cavalry boxes left.
Something I can't understand, as the lancers are extremly useful for the Russian wars of 1830 to 1855 and the Dragoons can give us a lot of possibilities for conversions.
So the question is, is the Crimean range popular? I hope it is! Now I can paint lancer units for the Polish uprising of 1830/31 and the war against Hungary 1849 too. Hopefully Zsolt will complete his Hungarian insurection figures soon and cast them in metal to led them ride down from my Russian cavalrywave
Can't wait forever and Strelets have had their chance.Time to start filling the gaps with other available models.
(Thought of using Russian Dragoons use as Prussian dragoons FP War.Prussian Dragoons in Disguise)
B&B Miniatures have Franco Prussian 20mm Turcos and Zouaves.
French Infantry,Chasseurs a Pied and Artillery ETC plus usable French Dragoons usable for CW. Plenty of models out there.
Anyone found anything else for CW ?
I am not sure about BB models. Some of them are nice, others not. The biggest problem is the price.
Other manufactors which do CW metals:
Tumbling Dice - a nice range of nearly all weapons
Douglas miniatures - I hope old John will produce soon!
Scruby - Mike Tabour from the USA is offering them. Very nice infantry, but the cavalry is not my taste.
Hinton Hunt - hard to find these days
Minifigs S-range - I made the moulds out of the old figures. Sadly they are not longer available
Have I forgot anything?
took you 9 months to produce 1 figure and you had help
couple more months and i'll produce, be patient
cheers old john
John, I hope you are making hay and breed them like rabbits off the sprues as the Douglas Figures are really neat and appear to blend with Strelets very well.
Appreciate what you are doing bringing these figures back into existence and keeping some origins in our hobby.Keep up the good work ,Hank.