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22 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon New teasers from Linear-A
Linear-A have added some more sets to their plans for the future, although some of them are no more than teasers as to what is to follow. There are three new full sets, which are:
  • 025 - Hannibal Crosses the Alps Set 5
  • 027 - Napoleonic Wars Surprise
  • 037 - Neanderthal vs Denisova Human vs Homo Sapiens Set 1
The Hannibal set is subtitled "Salassi (Celtic tribe) vs. Carthaginian". The Napoleonic set could of course be almost anything, and the prehistoric set speaks for itself and takes the hobby back further into human prehistory than ever before.

Also new in the Linear-A lineup is a mini set, number five in the series, entitled 'The Victory of Waterloo'. Again no other clues as to content, so plenty of scope there.

19 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon A busy day...
We have just learned that a new set has started to reach retailers. The Waterloo 1815 set of World War I Italian Cavalry is now available, so we will post images as soon as we can.
19 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon The new figures keep on coming!
Today we learn of another new title in preparation. This time it is from Mars, number is 72115 and the title is 'Russian Infantry' for World War II. The usual format will be followed here, of 8 poses and a total of 37 figures. Mars is another company that seem to release their sets quickly after they are announced, so hopefully we may see this soon.
19 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon More WSS French
Strelets have announced another set for their War of the Spanish Succession. This time it is set 234 'French Musketeers Firing', and going on past experience we might hope that this will be released quite soon, as the turnaround of these sets seems very rapid.
17 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon Moscow's nobles anyone?
Last week we mentioned two new titles from RedBox, which may now have actually been released. They were Moscovite noble cavalry intended for the siege of Pskov in 1581, and now four more new sets have emerged, targeted at similar 16th century events. The titles are:
  • 72133 - Moscow Noble Cavalry (Siege of Kazan) Set 1
  • 72134 - Moscow Noble Cavalry (Siege of Kazan) Set 2
  • 72135 - Moscow Noble Cavalry (Battle of Orsha) Set 1
  • 72136 - Moscow Noble Cavalry (Battle of Orsha) Set 2
14 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon Mid-season release
Earlier this week Strelets showed pictures of their set 236 French Fusiliers (Early War) for the War of the Spanish Succession. Today they have begun arriving at retailers.
10 Feb 2020 ArticleIcon More from Linear-A and RedBox
Linear-A have announced four new titles for their already impressive range of ancient figure sets. The new sets are:
  • 033 - Seleucid Infantry Set 1
  • 034 - Ptolemies Infantry Set 1
  • 035 - Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
  • 036 - Battle of Cunaxa (Set 3)
So a major boost for the post-Alexander Successor States, and some really interesting and fresh subjects for this innovative manufacturer.

Another innovative manufacturer is RedBox, and they have announced two more sets for their range. These are two sets of Muscovite Noble Cavalry for the 16th century, specifically for the siege of Pskov in 1581. Generally such announcements are followed quite quickly by the release of the sets, so hopefully these are coming soon.

20 Jan 2020 ArticleIcon First new set of 2020
The first new release of 2020 comes from Linear-A, who have announced that their set 022 Etruscan Cavalry Set 2 is now available.
29 Dec 2019 ArticleIcon The Strelets future
We have seen one of the recent Strelets releases and the side of the box reveals both some new projects and some new mysteries. To begin with, here is the basic list as printed:
  • 203 - Austrian Grenadiers Standing Order Arms
  • 204 - Austrian Grenadiers Standing Shoulder Arms
  • 221 - French Infantry in Summer Dress Standing Shoulder Arms
  • 222 - French Infantry in Summer Dress Standing Order Arms
  • 227 - Bavarian Infantry at Attack
  • 270 - Bavarian Infantry at Ease
  • 228 - Prussian Uhlans
  • 229 - Prussian Dragoons
  • 248 - Prussian Hussars
  • 245 - Finnish Anti-Tank Squad in Summer Dress
  • 246 - Finnish Anti-Tank Squad in Winter Dress
  • 247 - American Anti-Tank Squad
We have assumed that all but the last three titles are Napoleonic, and that the last three are for World War II. Set 222 was previously named 'Pickett's Retreat', so whether that has been cancelled, or simply Strelets have confused themselves with product numbers we do not know. Equally, set 248 still appears on their website as 'Medieval City Levy', so again, mystery as to what is going on there. Finally we notice that the new set 249 is still called 'Confederates Firing' everywhere, including on their website, but artwork at some dealers shows the title to be 'Confederate Infantry in Defence'. Since Strelets printing errors are legendary, we can only speculate on the truth of any of these mysteries, so the safe course is to assume nothing until each product is actually at retailers.
28 Dec 2019 ArticleIcon Last-minute Christmas presents

It seems there has been some activity while we were on our Christmas break. First, Strelets have surprised everyone again with a brand new release, which is on top of the 17 titles released last week. On Christmas Day they announced that their latest set, 'British Infantry Firing Line 1701-1714' is already made and being distributed over the next few days. This makes three sets for the War of the Spanish Succession already, with a fourth on the way, and we might expect more sudden surprises on this range over the next few months.

Also over the holiday period, Mars released their latest offering, which is 72114 'Finnish Army Winter Dress 1942-44'. This has already started to appear at retailers. Looks like a busy January for us, which is just how we like it!

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