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Widowson06 Feb 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

I wish I could provide a link, but the other day I swear I saw an ad for the Zvezda Voltigeur Legere Infantry that included the words "new tooling."

Does anyone else know anything about this?

Widowson06 Feb 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Here's a link with the words "new tooling," but currently out of stock:

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Marc at work07 Feb 2018 3:49 p.m. PST

PSR 40 figs in 11 poses

Sorry false alarm I think

Marc

Widowson08 Feb 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

Marc,

not sure what you mean. I am familiar with PSR – what is PSR 40? I have seen the words "all new tooling" on several sites, now. It must mean something?

Marc at work09 Feb 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

Sorry – I meant that on PSR for that kit it says "40 figures in 11 poses", and the "all new tooling link also says 40 figs in 11 poses". So I think that these will be a reissue rather than a brand new set. I, like you, am a BIG Zvezda fan, but you and I both know that they will not be making any more big box historicals. A real shame, but there we are.

All the best

And your Dutch Belgiums continue to provide sterling service on my battlefields – they lead the allied line on most occasions

Marc

Widowson15 Feb 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Very glad to hear that Perponcher's boys still have something to do. I suppose your other units lack equivalent casualty figures.

I've been building a Russian army part early and part 1812. The Zvezda guard artillery, with no backpacks, are good for early crews with head swaps from HaT infantry and dragoons (HA). The early hussars are Zvezda with HaT infantry head swaps and hand made plumes, but the cuirassiers from HaT dragoons is more of a challenge. I have the paper shabraques printed up, am looking at new sword guards made from brass wire. Then there are the cuffs on the gloves, stirrups, scabbards, maybe carbines . . . ugh.

Still, I can't help get some hopes up over the Zvezda "new tooling" business. Even if it's just a reissue, that's a good sign. Maybe the Zvezda sons have seen a light. If they just keep the sets they already made in production, that's a good thing.

Marc at work22 Feb 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

Agreed – but my fear is we will never see another big box set from them.

Your casualties have provided markers for all my units as we use Black powder rules. But I am always adding to them, especially mounted casualties – the Waterloo 1815 British dragoon box provides 2 such wounded figures, along with the original Airfix cavalry sets, and Franznap makes a lot of dismounted cavalry – his Austrian hussar set is a joy – with one guy using a pistol on his wounded horse – marvelous animation and modeling

Have you seen the new red Box 1806 Russians? Look good, but the proof will be in the pudding

Widowson23 Feb 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

I have never seen a set of Red Box. The Pix on PSR have not impressed me. Are they yet reviewed on PSR? I am certainly interested.

On the other hand, unless they are the early Russians (I assume they are infantry), I would think the Zvezda set pretty much covers it.

I'm going to go over to PSR right now and see what I can find.

Thanks for the tip.

Widowson23 Feb 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

Huh.

The latest stuff from Red Box on PSR does not look bad. Not sure they are completely compatable, but could be ok in their separate units.

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