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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 8:52 p.m. PST

"With the apparent end of the Great War (as the Napoleonic Wars were called at the time) in 1814, all Europe breathed a sigh of relief and began the task of reconstruction. One task for Prussia was to reorganise her exhausted armed forces, much of which were made up of ad hoc units created during the Wars of Liberation. In March of 1815 a number of new cavalry regiments were created by merging these various units into a more formal structure, and one of these new regiments was the 7th Uhlans. When the death and destruction resumed after Napoleon escaped from exile, Prussia created the Army of the Lower Rhine under Blücher to assist in the defence of the Netherlands, and three squadrons of the 7th became a part of that army, posted to the Reserve Cavalry of III Corps. They were present at the Battle of Ligny, on June 16th, and again at the Battle of Wavre two days later, when the III Corps delayed French Marshal Grouchy long enough to ensure he would not assist Napoleon at Waterloo. There is no particular mention of any action by the 7th at either of these battles, and indeed they had neither trained nor operated together up to this point as there had not been time, so they were not fit for battle, although they may have been involved in some scouting or guarding…"







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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 7:20 a.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

No horses at a charge….


Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:47 p.m. PST

Crikey_ what a __ sooo much wrong____ no, never___
No really- is anyone expected to take these seriously?
They're so below par, even at 'toys' level surely… or worthy of electrons used… I remember seeing things like this produced in magazines of the 60's.
These guys are really just taking the p____

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 11:28 a.m. PST



Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 11:10 p.m. PST

Well Strelets in my opinion has variable quality. Some are good, some are bad, some are marginal another reason why PSR is such a valuable site for those of us who use the one true scale.


Pauls Bods12 Jan 2021 10:19 a.m. PST

I´d find use for the civvies :-)
If I were to use the rest of the set, the lances would definately be swopped out.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 11:09 a.m. PST



Widowson12 Jan 2021 4:26 p.m. PST

A unit I always wanted to build. Even converted one figure – a lancer head on a hussar body. Supposedly, some of these guys wore busbies.

I'd like to see them painted.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

Me too!….


Widowson14 Jan 2021 10:57 p.m. PST

And people are "bored" by Prussian uniforms!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 12:47 p.m. PST

They really are not that bad at all. Remember they are "only" plastic figures (hides behind the settee at this point).

They do represent a heck of an investment to produce such injection moulded figures, which can only represent one regiment. The poor chaps were not even at "Waterloo". They were not even on the road to the only battle that really mattered in that era. They were left behind at Wavre with Thielmann. (As noted by the excellent review…only to be expected from these folk. I like their dismissing the unit as "obscure"…..ideal word I was seeking)

It might take much work to fix new lances I do admit. The chap carrying an infantry sized standard makes no sense, but he is only 8% of the range. OK, the horses are very poor but could be replaced.

But apart from some limited relevance, the daft poses, the poor horses, the awful lances, these are just….well….otherwise they are…..interesting.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2021 3:01 p.m. PST

>>just….well….otherwise they are…..interesting.

welcome back Liam, I'd missed your knowlegdable prose :~)

von Winterfeldt15 Jan 2021 11:18 p.m. PST

in case they demand such a high investment then why do it in that bad quality?

I agree with SHaT1984.

I would instead opt for Art miniatures like that

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

Thanks for that.

How I wish. Post Brexit poor old Art Miniaturen are unable to ship anything to the UK. Their carrier refused to deliver, even before 31st December, I found.

They had just released (possibly re-released) Prussian Hussars at rest instead of charging and waving swords. How I do want them….but right now. Impossible

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 12:53 p.m. PST

Not about the product, but the process. Yes.

Well you will have to get used to the chaos surrounding 'freight' and/ or mail. I wouldn;t expect a change until a great deal of skyrockets go up.

Now that the 'freedom' and 'capitalism' have reached the US Postal Service thanks to aceholes-in-charge they too will suffer, having effectively dismantled a world-wide 300 year tradition of 'mail transfer' between countries.

Prices from there rocketed late '19/20ish anyway regardless of anything else happeneing. They will suffer business decline except from the richest.
I'm no longer purchasing any models and certainly no more books after being quoted to pay 400-500% over the cost of 'cheapies' bought via eboy or Umazum. So many consequences and fallout from one completely careless act. knife

As I catch up with everyone else, I've jumped to source from bookseller (retail) in Oz who, if freight isn't much better, at least we have a close $$ parity that I can afford on bargains.

Good luck_____d___ *Mail*

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