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Tango0102 Mar 2020 3:53 p.m. PST

"A Napoleonic battlefield could be a cacophony of drums beating and fifes playing on all sides, but when the shrill of the bagpipes was heard there could be no doubt which troops were taking their place. This announcement of the Highland infantry might well have a demoralising effect on their opponents, for they saw themselves as amongst the best soldiers in the World, and many others might agree. Their distinctive appearance only added to their sense of uniqueness, and perhaps superiority, but their effectiveness in a fight was matched by great discipline and endurance when on the march.

In general Strelets have much improved the quality of their output recently, but this has been patchy and some concurrent sets are not as well made as others. Happily this set belongs in the very best category, because all these figures are beautifully proportioned and wonderfully detailed. There are many areas to admire here such as the lace on the front of the coat, the check pattern on the bonnet and hose, and the delicately done faces. However special mention must be made of the ostrich feathers on the bonnets, which must be an immensely difficult thing to sculpt in this sort of medium, yet here it has been done in a more realistic and natural way than we have ever seen before. The simple poses certainly make the sculptor's job easier, but that does not detract from the high quality of the sculpting on show here, which is a pleasure to behold…"

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Tango0122 Mar 2020 10:11 p.m. PST

Bad…?

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 7:30 a.m. PST

I suspect folk think there is not much need saying. the site you point to I always find fascinating, even though I have not painted a 20mm plastic figure in 40 years. Always a great expert analysis and these were very highly rated

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