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Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

That'd be mad Irishman Lew Nolan. Bottom right mounted figure?

I think the first figure is Cardigan, the guy in the big hat is Lucan, and the chap holding the eye-glass is Raglan. Wait a minute, didn't Raglan lose an arm at Waterloo?

Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Indeed, the man with the hat is Lord "Look on", famously mocked for his reluctance to lead the brigade into 'unnecessary' danger. Cardigan should be in his hussar uniform. Lord Raglan gave the order and was safely on the ridge watching the debacle. He would most probably be sat down on a canvas chair. Perhaps the third is Lord Paget (2nd in command of the Lt Bgde and) commander of the 14th Lancers.

Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

1. Lord Cardigan (aka [Sir]Trevor Howard in the film)should be in command.
2. Captain Nolan (aka the late David Hemmings - see him in a ginger wig in Gladiator) should die trying to redirect the charge in the right direction. (The order, and the wording of the note, were not explicit enough. It required a good officer, who had not fallen out with his commander, to convey the full meaning of the order.)

"Cherry bums!"

The light brigade should include hussars, (light) dragoons and lancers. It's a shame this piece of military incompetence should overshadow the heroic work of the Heavy Brigade (defeating Russian cavalry that outnumbered them 2:1 (?) and the Highland regiment (98th?) who warned off another massed cavalry attack with their firepower at long range ('The Thin Red Line').

Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

will there be a figure suitable for "Trumpeting Harry" Flashman!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Yeah, and a horsedrawn carriage with a naked Russian maiden in the back...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

This has quickly become one of my favorite periods, and this type of set is why Strelets is one of my favorite mfgs. Excellent! Superb! My fear that this range was going to die is gone. Bring on the Turks, French Cav, and more Brits.

Haven't see the movie, but I'll make it a point to track it down.

Any gueses for the other three sets that will come in the big box? I bet we will see hussars, light dragoons and lancers.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Hi Scott,

Here is a partial quote from PSR's News section:

"... the box will contain their sets of British Hussars, Lancers and Light Dragoons plus a new set ... there is not long to wait - release is expected around the end of this month or early October."

Start saving your "Milk Money!"

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Sounds good. Need plenty of cav for the charge. I love this range so much that I'm contemplating selling off several of my napoleonic sets so I can put the money toward my Strelets Crimean armies.

This is such a great era. You know, I love the ACW era as well. So much was learned from the Crimea and I really find both wars as the turning points from linear to modern warfare. I wish Strelets would build up an ACW range, because the life they put into thier sets would be so fitting and make such interesting sets to buy.

I digress.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Dear Scott,

this range will die either with us or when fully completed.

Regards,

Strelets

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Dear Strelets,

Glad to hear you plan to complete this line. Can't wait for the other planned sets to come out as well. WW2 used to be my favorite, but now it is tied with the Crimea thanks to you. Keep up the fantastic work and I'll buy what you put out.

By the way, why did you stop the interesting bit of history on the back of boxes like you did for the highlanders?

Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Wow - one day I decide not to check the forums and then such news!! Many thanks Strelets for this great stuff!

Hank I like your description of a close combat. That would be a great scene for a diorama.

What a wonderful morning, another impressing CW set and dead husars are useful for a lot of other campaigns too.

cheers
Uwe

Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Dear Jon,

would you like to see another set like this devoted to the Heavy brigade engagement?

Regards,

Strelets

Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Yes, very much so - the more the merrier. But I doubt it will be as interesting because there would not be so many dead and wounded cavalrymen. I think production of Turkish troops is more of a priority.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Box Set 901 - "Into the Valley of Death" Masters !!! Who is who ???

Jon F , I applaud that, re Turkish Infantry.

Strelets ,If a Heavy Cav set comes out i hope the special set would be Royal Horse Artillery and made available as a mini set.Caisson limber fmounted and unmounted teams drivers etc.(Zvezda Russian Napoleonic Artillery one of my favorit sets as it is complete). hav e fun Hank