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27 Jun 2016 ArticleIcon Two new Ottoman sets
Two new Ottoman sets have reached the market from RedBox. The titles are set 1 and set 2 for Osman Sipahi and are available now.
22 Jun 2016 ArticleIcon New set?
It seems that Caesar are well advanced on a number of new figure sets, one of which was not previously know to us. The 'new' set is H043 Han Dynasty, though there has long been set H016 on the Caesar listing, which has the title 'Chinese Han Dynasty Army'. Whether this new set replaces the first, which will never be made, or it complements it we do not know, though our guess would be for the former.
16 Jun 2016 ArticleIcon More from RedBox
Four new sets have emerged as in preparation from RedBox. The numbers and names are:
  • 72056 - Scottish Heavy Cavalry
  • 72108 - Scottish Light Cavalry
  • 72096 - Spanish Infantry (Set1)
  • 72099 - Italian Infantry (Set 1)
The Scottish sets are for the Wars of the Roses, and the rest are for the 16th century. Based on past performance these sets may appear quite quickly.
12 Jun 2016 ArticleIcon New Germans
Linear-A are working on another new set, Germanic Warriors, which is presumably for the Roman period. It seems to be at an early stage so far, with sculpting underway.
6 May 2016 ArticleIcon Brand new very old civilians
Linear-A have very kindly let us know that their first set under that name has just started distribution. Named 'The Folk of Judea', it is a set of civilians for that area during the period when it became a Roman tributary and then a province.
5 May 2016 ArticleIcon Figures from Mars
It looks like the three sets mentioned below as due soon from Mars have started appearing in shops. We will post pictures as soon as we get them.
22 Apr 2016 ArticleIcon New Mars and RedBox for Spring/Summer
A number of new sets will be appearing in a few weeks time from both Redbox and Mars. Taking RedBox first, it will come as no surprise, given their recent series on the armies of the Ottomans, that they are planning set 72094 - Osman Sipahi Set 1. Good to see the 'Set 1' as Sipahis were so important to any Ottoman army, but no release date yet. Also Mars have revealed their plans for a new batch of releases sometime next month. The names are:
  • 72095 - Swedish Dragoons (Set 2)
  • 72096 - Imperial Dragoons
  • 72097 - Turkish Eyalet Infantry
The first two are for the Thirty Years War 1618-1648, while the last is for the 17th century, a particularly busy century in the history of the Ottoman Empire.
14 Apr 2016 ArticleIcon Strelets plans for 2016
Strelets have kindly let us know about their plans for this year. After the release of the forthcoming batch of sets, which is well advanced, there is likely to be one more batch before the end of the year. One set, 911 Stamford Bridge, has already been announced but for completeness this is the full list of titles:
  • 910 - Hastings 1066: Norman Army
  • 911 - Stamford Bridge
  • 912 - Hastings 1066: Anglo-Saxon Army
  • M054 - Foot Bashi-Bazouk
  • M116 - WWII Japanese Infantry in Winter Dress
  • M117 - English Longbowmen
  • M118 - English Foot Soldiers XIII-XIV century
The 900 series will be big boxes with one new set and several previously released, and the M sets will be all new of course. Although there is no definite date at this early stage, it is likely to be very late in the year when these reach the market.
8 Apr 2016 ArticleIcon New Hat start shipping
HaT have started shipping their latest new sets to retailers. The four titles in question are:
  • 8157 - WWII Polish Artillery Crew
  • 8160 - WWII Romanian Artillery Crew
  • 8292 - WWI British Infantry (Early)
  • 8293 - WWI British Infantry (Tropical Dress)
7 Apr 2016 ArticleIcon At the bridge
First a road, now a bridge. Strelets have announced a new set, called Stamford Bridge. It is the latest of their big sets, so likely to contain several previous sets, and naturally refers not to the football stadium but the battle in 1066.

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