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In support of another great idea, "Mako" and "Jay", below, have suggested/recommended Native American Indians. I would also love to see some new poses, and in this case, Single Box sets should, maybe, do just fine. Your sculptor who designed the Boers, would "Fill my pockets!"
I'd like to see:
* Western Plains Indians (the Custer opponents)
* Mohawks (those really scarey Eastern Indians we see at (Am) Football Games - Some things never improve, or get worse! )
Great ideas, I think, and thanks for listening S*R!
Mentioned them before but:
1930s Gangsters and Cops
Civilians for various eras, such as 16th/17th century, Napoleonic, WWII etc
African Tribal soldiers
Modern African (civil wars etc.)
I have to add that I'd buy a lot more Strelets sets if the price was in the same range as HaT, Italieri, Emhar etc.
Also if the arms were of an anatomically correct length...
anything 18th century for me. (GNW, WSS, SYW, FIW)
Or ww1 and 2
I personally think they should stick to 18th century as Christiaan said as they have aready started it. I also think they should carry on with WW1 and the Crimea.
Before I continue, I love napoleonics and own 3 boxes depicting the above sets (largely for conversions) I may branch into other areas, but basically I'm not doing my personal wish list here, just what I think will work.
Firstly (Hank said you gotta call them as you see them so..) People, especially wargamers will buy the "better set", so In a napoleonics fight between a possible Strelets Old Guard, Zvezda, HaT etc, Zvezda will win, sorry but they will.
Dioramists and wargamers are consistently wanting comparative scales, and whilst I love strelets figures they are seriously beefy and do not mix well, (maybe with Odemars and a few of the chunkier HaT sets)
This means many folks will probably buy their sets based on the good sets and build around those, picking up things like the Cuirassiers (+ borodino) as no sod else does them.
However, 18thC, Crimea and WW1, well for the first two they already have the monopoly on those markets and with 3-4 more sets could corner it. 18th C- there are realistically Strelets and some impossible to find Revell kits. WW1 I add because they have done some unusual cavary sets, and IF these are selling well could become a major player here becasue of these. WW1 seems to be more and more popular.
I personally have moved from painting many for wargames to diorama stuff so will really buy sets based on what I can pair up (Borodino, Chasseurs and russ grenadiers tc) or make a nice stand alone out of. War gamers want similar but on a larger scale.
my two penneth.
Okay I'm with Adam and Christian.I am amazed that the main CW enemy of Russia is not even represented with 20 plus sets been released and lesser period numeriacal represented sets in place.
If US Cav set didnt sell, then LETS move on. I am of the opinion that teh painful stretching out CW Turkish release until 2009 will have lost impeteus with collectors who will by tehn have moved on to other periods where there is more complete ranges available on sale and in teh shops. "Coming Soon " translated from Strelets realistically means maybe 3 years.
I would humbly sugest that Strelets consider dversifying into other scales and other products within 1:72 such as vehicles, buildings.
You should also consider selling directly to the customer via the internet since Strelets already has a good internet customer/fan base to begin with.
Just to add to Dave Hennen's Big Box Of "American
Civil War Commanders & Cavalry,"
OK here goes...
2 Complete sprews of U.S. Cavalry (in Mid-Blue &
Mounted Commanders for both sides
A sprew of head swaps with Kepi and Slouch hats for
conversions (matching colours for both armies)
All new set of Dismounted Cavalry as suggested
many times on this forum (in Mid-Blue & Gray),
could have the extra head swaps attached to
these new sprews.
New box colours with brighter surround to give a
whole new feel - maybe using blue,
or red and, or white.
The back of the box maybe depicting the figures
set up on a green cloth with hillsides and trees
for displaying purposes.
The front of the box should use what is most cost
effective for Strelets, but something that goes well
with the (All new) box colours.
And for the ancient period a new box, either a Big Box or a single box which can consist of:
A plastic wall with a milecastle (fit together
multi-parts most probably) staffed by a small
garrison of soldiers/ or a town wall and gatehouse
with soldiers firing down upon intruders with spears,
javelins, arrows and firing the ballista.
This could be done in a Big Box with some of the
previously released mini box sets of romans.
Cheers for invite to join the thread by the way.
I sure like the ideas of accessories, but, but, but, not just ACW. I would love to see sprews for doing Roman Heads Swops, Napoleonic Heads Swops, and all other popular themes, too!:
* A sprew of head swaps with Kepi and Slouch hats for
conversions (matching colours for both armies) and same for Nappys and Romans. They often borrowed left-over weapons and helmets
* All (any) new set(s) ... with the extra head swaps attached to these new sprews.
Please count my 1 Vote