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Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Always nice to see a company asking their customers-feedback for future products!

7YW - Prussian, Austrian, Russian, French, ... firing/advancing lines + marching. Just to start a 7YW line finally!
Spanish Tercios - pike and musket lines in defense & advancing.
WWII - Soviet (early & late), British (early & late), US, Japanese, Polish, French (1940), Romanian, Italian troops marching/advancing.
WWI - German (early & late), French, British, Russian, Osman, Italian, Serbian troops marching/advancing.
Napoleonic - Prussian, Russian, Saxon, Austrian, French, British, Bavarian, Swedish, ... firing/advancing lines (squares) + marching sets.
Greek & Macedonian Phalanx - suitable & individual sets appropriate for different eras, citys/countries would be great!
30YW - pike & musket lines defending + advancing.
War of the Spanish Succession - French, Habsburgian, ... firing/advancing lines.
Romans - from different eras (not just republican) in marching, ready, "fighting/defending-line" poses would be welcomed!
Franco Prussian War - different Prussian, Bavarian, Württemberger, ..., French units in firing/advancing poses and marching.
... and if I think of it many units from different nations for many some more conflicts/wars/eras come to mind...

Greetings

Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Great idea!
You can consider the Boxer rebellion with the european and japanese army partecipating the colonial war.
Maybe a new set of foreing legion...or the Reinassance period with the mercenary troops, Italian Principates, etc..

Re: Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Yes and I suggest to improve ancient armies in general.

I mean not only romans, but etruscans, oscans, samnites, apulian and italian greek city states armies.

All that above could form a great representation of ancient Italy for a period between V and III century BC.

Critical success factor would be 'poses'. I mean all suitable for a falanx formation for greek based culture armies or maniple formation for italic/samnites culture armies. We could re-create Samnite wars against Rome V - IV century BC. Also early roman army suitable to fight against that populations would be fine. Osprey library is really full of excellent examples.

I am a little bit italian focused but other countris ancient armies are welcome.

With all my best congratulation for the initiative.

Stefano Marzi

Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Hi,

I'd like to put my name in the hat for:

(1) Russio-Japanese War, and
(2) Spanish-American War.

Caesar has listed them for years, but they are not in line for 2008 even, so what decade (?), and BUM's got a negative review and feedback for the one set they did make in poor-quality plastic. I e-mailed BUM and they kindly and politely replied that other sets are being made for now, and they don't know when they will come back to Spanish-American War. Caesar never responded to my question but have posted updates for 2008, so - Nothing for the forseeable 2-3 years.

Please, please, please put these two themes in your Futures.

Thank you for listening! :-)

Re: Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Yes, we need formations for Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and Spanish American War: no one seems to be doing these despite the demand. Please, Strelets, put your talents to work in this area!

Re: Re: Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

If we're on the general subject of new sets can I put in a word for Conquistadore artillery?
Or just generic European artillery from the 16th century, as I don't think there are any such sets available.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Battle Formations - Your suggestions are welcome

Any napoleonic battle line.... Troops were more usually in line than anything.... during a battle.

Up to 1914 lines were the common attack formation so any new units, french colonial marines for african campaigns, german Schutztruppe in East Africa in WW1, anything handy between 1650 and 1918.

Mat