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17 Dec 2017 ArticleIcon Strelets boxes reveal new plans
The recent release of 14 new sets of Strelets figures provides us with boxes that give details of some sets not previously officially announced. There are eight such brand new sets, and the details are:
  • 154 - US Infantry Charging
  • 155 - Pickett's Charge 3
  • 158 - Confederate Skirmishing
  • 160 - US Infantry in Defence
  • 168 - Landwehr on the March
  • 169 - Landwehr Standing at Ease
  • 170 - Old Guard Standing at Ease
  • 171 - Old Guard at Attention
The first four are presumably for the American Civil War, and while the range of possibilities for the other four is considerable, we will wager they are Napoleonic, with the first two being Prussian probably, and the other two French. The next batch from Strelets, of roughly 15 sets, is likely to appear in the Spring, and may well include most or all of these, but we shall wait and see.
11 Dec 2017 ArticleIcon Strelets new releases arrive
As reported a few weeks ago, the latest batch of Strelets figures has now been released. To recap, the set names are:
  • 139 - Japanese Type 96 AA/AT Gun
  • 152 - Pickett's Charge 2
  • 153 - US Infantry in Attack 2
  • 156 - Confederate Infantry Standing
  • 157 - ACW US Infantry Standing
  • 162 - Napoleonic British Infantry Standing at Ease
  • 163 - Highlanders Standing at Ease
  • 164 - Russian Civil War Red Cavalry in Summer Dress
  • M122 - WWI Turkish Infantry in Tropical Uniform
  • M126 - WWI Serbian Infantry in Winter Uniform
  • M127 - Arab Revolt Foot Rebels
  • M128 - World War II Imperial Japanese Army in Attack
  • M129 - WWII Indian Infantry Heavy Weapons
  • M130 - WWI Polish Infantry (Blue Army)
That's 14 new sets for Santa's sack!
3 Dec 2017 ArticleIcon Ultima Ratio News
Ultima Ratio have four new sets which are possibly close to being released. The numbers and titles are as follows:
  • UR009 - Medieval Gunpowder Castle Artillery
  • UR010 - Italian Militiamen 1260-1392
  • UR011 - Musketeers of the King of France
  • UR012 - Guards of Cardinal Richelieu
Generally such announcements are shortly followed by the release, so we will let you know when that happens.
29 Nov 2017 ArticleIcon New figures from Hasegawa
It has been a long time since Hasegawa made any new figures, but it looks like one is well on the way. The set is named 'Japanese Navy Airmen Set', and is due early next year. The only information is it has 64 parts, so may be a set of kit figures, but we will update the site as we learn more.
27 Nov 2017 ArticleIcon New desert warriors
Strelets have announced a new set of Desert soldiers, but not for World War I this time. Instead, the set is '8th Army Heavy Weapons Squad', and looks to contain machine guns, mortars and, surprisingly, a PIAT (which were not used in North Africa, but were used in Sicily and Italy). The set is likely to appear next year.
2 Nov 2017 ArticleIcon Camels for all
Following on from several recent Strelets announcements of camel-orientated sets, another new title has been revealed. This time it is titled simply 'Arab Revolt', and contains the Arabs themselves, mostly mounted on the same camels as the other sets. Strelets have also announced which sets they intend to release sometime before Christmas. The list of 14 is:
  • 139 - Japanese Type 96 AA/AT Gun
  • 152 - Pickett's Charge 2
  • 153 - US Infantry in Attack 2
  • 156 - Confederate Infantry Standing
  • 157 - ACW US Infantry Standing
  • 162 - Napoleonic British Infantry Standing at Ease
  • 163 - Highlanders Standing at Ease
  • 164 - Russian Civil War Red Cavalry in Summer Dress
  • M122 - WWI Turkish Infantry in Tropical Uniform
  • M126 - WWI Serbian Infantry in Winter Uniform
  • M127 - Arab Revolt Foot Rebels
  • M128 - World War II Imperial Japanese Army in Attack
  • M129 - WWII Indian Infantry Heavy Weapons
  • M130 - WWI Polish Infantry (Blue Army)
Looks like it is going to be a very busy December for us!
30 Oct 2017 ArticleIcon More ships of the desert
Strelets have announced another new set, again for the World War I campaign in the Middle East. This one is 167 - Turkish Camel Corps, following the same format as the British and Australian sets already announced, with the same camels and a mix of mounted and dismounted figures.
29 Oct 2017 ArticleIcon Two more sets for the Levant
Two new figure sets have made progress today, and both refer to the Eastern Mediterranean. Firstly, Mars have released their previously announced set 72105 17th Century Turkish Headquarters. Second, Strelets have announced another new set for the Great War in the Middle East. This time it is 'Australian Camel Corps', which pairs up with their previous announcement on this subject by providing mostly mounted figures and their camels.
19 Oct 2017 ArticleIcon Turkish delight?
As expected, the recent announcement from Mars of their set 72103 Turkish Field Artillery 16th-17th Century has quickly been followed by the actual appearance in retailers.
18 Oct 2017 ArticleIcon Incoming artillery spotted
Strelets have changed one of their future releases. Set 139 had been advertised as 'Auxiliaries on the March', presumably for the Roman era, but that appeared as a mini set. The number has now been taken by newly announced set 'Japanese Type 96 AA/AT Gun', which includes the gun itself and a crew of five in tropical uniform.

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