Hallo Andy & all,
the 4 nap. Peninsular sets (incl. Portugese infantry & cazadores) + the Knights are announced for several months now at other german shop-sites as well:
Again unfortunately not illustrated.
The latter list has a second part, just hit the 2.
Same with the 18(!) tanks.
There (at SGK site) it is said, that this will be metal kits.
Furthermore SGK gives a release date (Nov. 200 for the following 4 tanks of this new Emhar line:
2901 AMX 30/105
2907 Crusader Mk. II
They want 7,49 € for one - can`t be metal imho. I hope this will be a new line of plastic kits instead and not ready-made metals. Some interisting vehicles there!
it's definitely high time for a decent (means accurate & detailed) plastic Crusader in 1/72.
The old Hasegawa one is now 30 years(+) old & it would be good to send it into its well-deserved retirement finally (btw, it has inaccurate turret dimensions & plain tracks on the inside, ...). Airfix one was useful too - back in the 70`s I mean.
I would generally acclaim any new kit of early WWII british AFVs. Crusader chassis could be used for many variants - Ah, dreaming.