|9 Dec 2014
||Still more Redbox
More forthcoming Redbox sets have emerged today, again for the late renaissance period. The numbers and titles are:
Yet more interesting and unusual subjects from this dynamic and improving producer.
- 72063 - Landsknechts Heavy Infantry
- 72064 - Landsknechts Artillery
- 72065 - Swiss Artillery
|8 Dec 2014
||The famed Ottoman guns approach
RedBox have posted details of their next two sets, and it looks like they will be covering the Ottoman Empire for a while as the two sets are of Turkish artillery for the 16th century (72066) and the 17th century (72067). Each set has two guns and 16 figures in eight poses. It is unclear whether they have actually been released yet, but if not then they are surely very close.
|4 Dec 2014
||New Revell super sets?
Dealers are starting to mention two new Revell products due for release next year. They are:
Presumably these will be combinations of previous figure sets, with the Waterloo box likely to contain British Lifeguards, Prussian infantry and French Imperial Guard infantry. The clunky title of the WWI set makes us wonder where they will get the British, which they have not made themselves, but this set is 'in association with ICM', so perhaps it will be 1/35th scale anyway. No indication as yet of any new figures, but we will keep an eye on these and report back if there is anything new on offer.
- RV2450 - Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary
- RC2451 - WWI German, British and French
|20 Nov 2014
||Airfix cancels new sets
Unfortunately yesterday Airfix announced that they had cancelled all of their planned World War I figure and battle sets. Whether they will return to making figures in the future is not known, but this news will disappoint many who like us were looking forward to seeing Airfix become a strong player in the hobby once more.
On a more positive note, RedBox look to be working on a couple of early modern Ottoman Artillery sets. More details as we get them.
|18 Nov 2014
||New releases over three millennia apart
Two new releases have started to appear at retailers, and they could hardly be further apart in history. First off we have a new set from Mars - 72086 Early Mycenaean Infantry, which would make it for around 1500 BCE. Much more recent, and much more specific in date, is the next set from First to Fight - Set 18, German Command, which is for 1939 and the invasion of Poland. Both will be photographed soon and reviewed soon after.
|9 Nov 2014
||1939 German Command
First To Fight have announced that number 18 in their September 1939 range will be a figure set entitled 'German Command'. Since number 17 is already available we expect number 18 to appear quite soon.
|26 Oct 2014
||New winter Germans and vehicle figures
According to their Facebook page, Italeri will 'soon' be releasing their first original set of figures in quite a long time. Number 6151 is promised to be 'German Infantry Winter Uniform', following the recent popular trend for winter figures. Also Plastic Soldier are working on a set entitled 'German Stowage and Tank Commanders', which is mainly accessories but includes some figures suitable for vehicles and tanks.
|13 Oct 2014
||New enemies for Rome
It seems that Linear-B are working on a new set for the Mithridatic Army, which we would suppose is aimed at the first century BCE. Currently the plan is to release it before the end of this year.
|4 Oct 2014
||New HaT releases
The latest batch of HaT releases has started appearing at retailers. The names are:
- 8268 - WWI Askari
- 8269 - WWI Ruga-Ruga
- 8270 - WWI Schutztruppen
- 8288 - Colonial British Dragoons
- 8289 - Colonial Bengal Lancers
- 8298 - Huns
|2 Oct 2014
As promised, the first set from First To Fight, 1939 Germans, has started to appear at retailers.