|16 Aug 2015
||New for 2015
Waterloo 1815 have released details of their plans for figure sets for the rest of this year. The set numbers and names not already posted on our site are:
We are not clear about whether all of these will be made in plastic. In particular, the last two may be metal or resin as their set Wellington's High Staff at Waterloo was metal. As we hear more we will of course keep you updated.
- 061 - French Line Infantry 1815 Marching
- 062 - French Line Infantry 1815 Voltigeurs
- 102 - French High Staff Cavalry Charge at Waterloo
- 103 - Lawrence of Arabia
Also the company have asked us to say that they have received criticism in the past about how rifles are held against the shoulder on their figures, and this has been addressed in future sets.
|10 Aug 2015
||RedBox summer releases are here
The sets for RedBox summer release have started appearing at some retailers. Those are the Stradioti and Jinetes sets as well as the Irish Mounted Troops and the 17th century battlefield accessories.
|6 Aug 2015
||New warriors for Mehmed IV
Mars have revealed the first of their next batch of figures. The set is number 91 and the subject is Turkish Heavy Infantry for the 17th century. More announcements will follow, but as yet we have no date for this release.
|25 Jul 2015
||Strelets' early 2016 line-up completed.
Strelets have very kindly now let us know the rest of their plans for sets to accompany the two we reported a few days ago. There are some very interesting and unusual subjects, but decide for yourself as these are the titles:
As you can see, all are from their 'mini' range, and we understand that these, plus the previous two sets, will all probably appear early next year.
- M108 - Pretorians Ranks
- M109 - Pretorians' Ceremonial March
- M110 - Spartacus Army Before Battle
- M111 - WWII New Zealand Troops
- M112 - WWII US Navy with Anti-Aircraft Machine-Gun
- M113 - Early WWII American Soldiers 2
- M114 - WWII Japanese Troops in Tropical Uniform
- M115 - Napoleonic French Sappers
|23 Jul 2015
||More, and still more
There have been no less than three new releases today, after a long spell with little activity. First we have RedBox, who have started distributing the following sets:
Also new in the shops is the latest from First To Fight, 027 - Polish Infantry Support Weapons.
- 72071 - 16th Century Russian Artillery
- 72072 - 17th Century Russian Artillery
But the good news does not end there. Waterloo1815 are working on a new set, which is World War I Italian Mountain Troops 'Alpini'. No news of release date for that yet, although their French lancers are apparently now delayed until September.
|22 Jul 2015
||Strelets 2016 plans
Strelets have kindly let us know of a couple of new sets planned for release in 2016. The two confirmed new releases for next year are:
Others are still being considered, so we will pass on more details when we get them.
- 115 - Lawrence of Arabia
- 138 - Roman Senate 2
|15 Jul 2015
||New British heavy dragoons
Waterloo1815 have announced the release of their latest set. The number is 53 and the title is 'British Heavy Dragoons 1812-1815'. This, one of several due this year that are suitable for the battle of Waterloo, contains 12 figures and horses, and of course we will be reviewing it as soon as possible.
|3 Jul 2015
||1815 French being formed
Waterloo have published a number of pictures of masters for a future set of French Infantry 1815, including fusiliers and elites. No details of possible release dates yet, and no sign of their promised cavalry sets either, but good things seem to be on their way from this manufacturer.
|29 Jun 2015
||More Poland 1939
First To Fight have revealed there latest forthcoming release, which is 'Polish Infantry Support Weapons'. As always this is for the 1939 campaign, and although not yet available we assume it will only be a short while before it makes an appearance.
|11 Jun 2015
||More Ottoman artillery
The next two RedBox sets have started appearing at retailers. Both are heavy ordnance for the early-modern Ottoman Empire, and the details are:
- 72069 - 16th Century Turkish Siege Artillery
- 72070 - 16th-17th Century Turkish Siege Mortar