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to Strelets re:future 19th century

It sounds like ACW and US Cavalry set 2 aren't going to happen, so we should stop beating a dead (cavalry) horse and move on.

So let's bring on those Russians in Turkestan and Russo-Turkish War. Are you seriously considering this era? If so, when do you think we can expect to see something on it. I need to know if I should start stocking up on ACW artillery to use as Russian Artillery, probably the Airfix set will do best (might have to carve boots on them though).

Is this something that will happen this year?

You know, many of us are getting old and our eyesight may make 1/72 scale figures a moot point. And how will the economy look in a year?

The clock is ticking. If it is really only feasible for you to make just Nappys and Ancients, I guess it would be nice to know that too.

After all, you only have until December 21, 2012, when the world ends, to make all this stuff.

It would be nice if it was a little before then so I can have some time to play with them.

Yes you can't flog the dead horse(us cav)

so bring on the CW Turks

Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century

Dear Arlin,

yes, we seriously consider Russo-Turkish war. Most probably it will come out in 2009, that should leave you some time to enjoy it before 2012 (BTW what's going to happen then, we don't know yet about approaching disasters other than presidential elections?). We will try to make artillery pieces for this war as well.
We aren't going to confine ourselves to Napoleonics or Romans only despite basic economics dictate that. As you may have already noticed, this business is to a large extent driven by personal prefences and interests of the founders, otherwise Russo-Turkish war would have never been even considered.
ACW and Wild West, probably, simply don't fall in the right category with Strelets. From the other side, an American maker could be much more sympathetic to such an idea.

Best regards,


Re: Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century

>>(BTW what's going to happen then, we don't know yet about approaching disasters other than presidential elections?).

Nobody knows 'what' will happen. There are prophecies and oracles from around the world that all seem to point to December 21, 2012 as doomsday. The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all point to this specific date as the end of civilization. A new technology called "The Web-Bot Project" makes massive scans of the internet as a means of forecasting the future and has turned up the same dreaded date of 2012.

In 2012 the plane of our Solar System will line up exactly with the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. This cycle has taken 26,000 years to complete.

So what does that mean? Who knows, it may mean the axis of earth will rotate. Like long ago, the earth will tilt differently (Alaska will be south of the equator). So obviously, that is going to cause quite a die off of many species.

Will it happen? I don't know. But let's not take any chances and get this stuff made quickly!

Re: Re: Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century

21st December 2012?

That's my birthday, so maybe it could be postponed for a couple of days so I can enjoy this. Then it's christmas so perhaps some time in January 2013 would be more appropriate?

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Postpone? I would prefer to cancel it all together.

Re: Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century

Hello Strelets,

What period of the Russo-Turkish War are you considering? As they were at war almost continually from 1568 until 1918.

I favour the 1806-1812 period as this would also attract a lot of Napoleonic war gamers and collectors.

Re: Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century/ACW and the West

You are not the first company to say that an American maker could be 'more sympathetic' to the idea of ACW and Wild West. Sadly, that has not happened. A lot of people had great faith in you and the beginnings of an American series. You have really disappointed a lot of people. These were some of the first sets from you that I was really interested in. You can keep your Napoleonic, and Great Northern War, and lesser Southern War, and various middle ages sets from the different provinces. I know that there must be some market for them, I'm just very disappointed that you didn't continue to use your talent and skills to expand the American frontier line. At this point, if you don't do them, we will never see them done.

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Sadly, Jay, I fear you are correct. It's a great pity. The ACW would be perfect for mini-sets.

Re: Re: Re: Re: to Strelets re:future 19th century/ACW and the West

Hi everybody

I'm sorry but I really think that we are getting carried away by this discussion. After all, a company must depend on the market it foresees and on what it considers sells best. If it does just every set we all would like it closes very quickly.

For some of us it is disappointing not to have ACW sets by strelets but I think they still do useful things.

There are other manufacturers that also do what they consider best for their business... Let's not destroy Strelets on its own forum for some personal unwarranted wishes, please!!! Unfair and pointless


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Hi Mat,

I am absolutely with you. Everybody of us has wishes and favourite periods and a manufactor can't fulfill all our wishes.

There are a lot of ideas I have and most of them are ecotic. I can't argue with a manufactor just because he does not produce what I want. I am sorry guys, but maybe you should start with metals or trying to open your own business!

Strelets go on with your work. I will buy all your stuff, from some boxes more from other I am not very interested in less.

I guess you mean the Russo-Turkish war of 1877?
These would be very useful figures and a very interesting war. Beside this Turks had Zouave uniforms and Russians had a German style uniform. So we have a lot of possibilities of conversons.


Re: Re: to Strelets russian emigrants

When you watch a film like "heavens gate" you learn that there were several thousands of russian emigrants who started their life in the new world. So you cannot say that the story of the wild west does not touch russian history.