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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

From Strelets.

"The various partitions of Poland in the later 18th century had eventually meant the country had ceased to exist, and many Poles saw in the young republican France and later her new emperor a chance to fight back at the European powers and regain their freedom. Consequently very large numbers fought for Napoleon in various theatres, and while their dreams were not to be realised in their lifetimes, they served the French with great determination and courage, and often stayed with the emperor when his other allies had abandoned him.

Over many years of service to France, Polish infantry wore a variety of uniforms, but the figures in this set wear the one associated with the years of the Duchy of Warsaw, which is to say from 1807 to the end of the Wars. During this time the troops fought in central and eastern Europe, though other Poles fought in a different uniform in Spain. All here have the very distinctive square-topped czapka hat, which was supposed to be worn only by fusiliers, though as with so much else this rule was not strictly followed. None have this under a cover, so we can see the badge on the front (an eagle over the regimental number on a plate) and the pompon on top. Some have cords round the hat, and some do not, which was also true of the real thing in the field. All have normal field uniform on, with campaign trousers and the short-tailed coatee with plastron front leaving two buttons below it. Each man has a knapsack and rolled coat/blanket as well as a cartridge pouch and sword/bayonet frog. The drummer, flag-bearer and officer lack some of the kit, which is correct, and the officer has a rather thin rolled greatcoat round his trunk. Everything about these figures is completely accurate…"



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forwardmarchstudios06 Mar 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

Why can't even one 1/72 company make Fench line that look this good? I considered 1/72s for a minute, but the complete lack of acceptable French in any line turned me off. If Strelets did French like this I might reconsider it, otherwise…

Marc at work07 Mar 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

FWS – agreed (although I did go full on Naps in 1/72, and have accepted a variety of French at this point).

I like the new Strelets production, and hope they continue in this vein. If we are lucky maybe they will do similar French.

Osage201707 Mar 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

Oh, the Polish infantry looks cool !

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)


davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 7:28 a.m. PST

They're pretty good mini's. I've got mine ready for the painting table. Only drawback is none have epaulettes so they are all fusiliers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend!. (smile)


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