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Monumental waste of plastic. The next set will no doubt be those cuirassiers all facing left.
I understand why Strelets is making this set, but I feel it is a waste! HAT has already chosen NOT to make such a set, instead providing, IMO, way too many marching poses in their regular sets. I just feel this is counter productive on Strelets' part. It works great for the Romans as nobody has done nearly anything equivalent, but HAT supplies tons of marchers in all their Napoleonic sets so this one is unnecessary. I just feel something else would have been a better more useful choice!
I don't mind, Ill buy several of them, if they are good.
(I'll'almost feel sorry for non-nappy fans, but I'm happy)
So am I.
Marching infantry need a band...correct
I've wanted marching bands from all centuries, since at least the last century
I'm a great fan of any marching and at-ease sets, given that there are only so many soldiers who can be on the firing line at any given time. I'm looking forward to the marching French and the winter-dress Uhlans for that very reason.
The good news for Hank is that if you take the marching French, do a head-swap, substitute weapons, shave off all the accoutrements, rebuild tunics from putty, eliminate the gaiters, and do a masterful painting job, then Voila! you've got Crimean Turks! Everyone wins!
Very good news from Strelets!
French infantry on the march, is that French infantry marching on the field of battle or marching to the field of battle? Anyway, I could use both!
I sincerely hope this will be the start of a series of mini-series, covering sets of "at ease", "advancing", "storming", "in the fireline" infantry + of course the, so far neglected, casualties. And furthermore, this should not be confined to the French only. Prussians, Austrians and Russians should at least be represented.
Finally a manufacturer who doesn't go for the "eight-poses-cover-everything" approach!
in order to fund crimean Turks & CW British/French arty.
Come on guys, I like Strelets recent Napy sets, but this is a bit much.
The thought of a 'firing line' and 'advancing' sets might push me into Napoleonics.
A firing line with 12 poses shooting, tearing cartridges, ramming home, etc with a look of desperation on their faces!
Of course for Russians and French
Advancing sets also
BTW the HAT set is the only 1808-1812 French line so Strelets will be a welcome addition for Napoleonic collectors
to acompany the fine chassuers and russian grenadiers. I would love to see Strelets expand on the Russian campaign with something other than plain old marching. Perhaps a big box set would be appropriate.