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Pauls Bods26 Dec 2018 3:04 a.m. PST




Lonkka1Actual26 Dec 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

Definitely need these for my club's 1808 Russo-Swedish War project.

Widowson03 Jan 2019 2:30 p.m. PST

VERY welcomed, and from an unexpected source. I also look forward to the Guard Infantry set of the same period from the same mfr. These look like great figures, and a great compliment to the HaT set of the same.

Thanks for posting this.

Widowson08 Jan 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

I note also that these figures are made in the Ukraine. Bravo!

Widowson10 Jan 2019 3:31 a.m. PST

What's the best way of finding out where and when these will hit the market?

Marc the plastics fan10 Jan 2019 5:51 a.m. PST

I am just excited by them as they expand my 1805-7 options and look nice. I like the HaT figures, but these will expand the range nicely. Need some more artillery and cavalry choices now

Bumbydad14 Jan 2019 1:59 p.m. PST

Per PSR, the HAT Russian Dragoons have the earlier helmet. Their Cuirassiers have the later helmet. Inasmuch as the same figures can be used for both types, my impression is that HAT figured the dragoons could be used for both for the earlier period, and the cuirassiers for the later.

Chris Johnson

Major Bloodnok17 Jan 2019 5:23 p.m. PST

Too bad they're wearing the "top hat". It seems that only a few jager units got the hat and by 1805 they were all in shakos. It is nothing that can't be fixed with an x-acto knife, trim off the the rear bill and shorten the front bill. I did that with my HaT jagers.

While the HaT dragoons are wearing the early helmet, you can't use them for early cuirassier since the saddle furniture is different for the cuirassier. Also the early cuirassier had two cross-belts vs. the dragoons one cross-belt.

Artillery would be great.

Widowson22 Jan 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

I don't care if few Jager units got the top hat. Mine all got them! This is one of the most unique uniforms in the era, and I'm not gonna miss out.

What the Major says about the cuirassier horse furniture is correct, and it's a very big deal, but there are other differences. The cuirassiers have gauntlet gloves, taller boots. Only a portion of them had cross belts, those being the few with carbines. I can even ignore that. Funny, the Russians, who were peculiar in so many ways, wore the cartridge belt over the right shoulder when wearing the carbine belt. All other nations wore both belts over the left shoulder.

Major Bloodnok22 Jan 2019 5:38 p.m. PST

Not all. I believe 1806 Prussioan cavalry wore two cross-belts, as well as early Spanish heavy cavalry.

Maha Bandula25 Jan 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

Same sculptor as Strelets's?

Pauls Bods26 Jan 2019 4:12 a.m. PST

Same sculptor as strelets? IŽd say no due to the styles of the sculpts.

Widowson10 Feb 2019 2:59 p.m. PST

This set now available from MegaHobbies. They are a great on-line source in USA.

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