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PM longtooth60
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longtooth60
14th Jun 2017 11:57:22

Those figues look great!  I want to start work on ECW armies.  Any ideal when cav and arty will be ready for mail order?


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
16th Jun 2017 07:54:27

will there be crabats and carabins?


PM Glenn Pearce
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Glenn Pearce
17th Jun 2017 02:18:45

Hello Peter!

As always, you have managed to make the wait, worth it. I'm a big fan of Martins "chunky style". They simply paint up faster and fill out the bases very nicely. I've ordered enough figures to kick start some early North American armies. Which should look spectacular now that you have the figures.

Is there any plans to redo the Scottish forces as well, or will the old sculpts be retained?

Best regards,

Glenn


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peter
19th Jun 2017 10:36:08

Answers to questions coming up,,

1) Harquebusiers/Horse and Cuirassiers will be released in the next couple of weeks.   Artillery and Generals are being sculpted and I'd like to think we could have them all out for the JOS.

2) If by 'Crabats' you mean irregular lt ca, then I think that these are catered for in the GNW Polish range.   By 'Carabins' do you mean Harquebusiers?

3) The Scots will indeed be getting the same treatment and the existing veterans put out to pasture.

How's that?


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PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
19th Jun 2017 10:49:19

I think Crabat is another variant of Croat, employed as irregular light cavalry in large numbers by the Catholic league. I am not an expert on their clothing and equipment, but I would think some of the GNW Polish figures might work, and possibly some Cossacks?

Mollinary


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
20th Jun 2017 08:09:05

Yes I've used a combination of variuos GNW figures for my crabats, just wondered if there were any plans for more 'bespoke' figures. By carabins I mean figures shooting carbines/muskets/pistols from horseback rather than charging with sword. I have used mounted dragoons for these in the past.


PM Glenn Pearce
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Glenn Pearce
23rd Jun 2017 05:34:49

Hello Peter!

For me codes WEC9, 10, 11, 12 - Firing, 96 figures with 4 command strips are fantastic new additions. However, they seem to be in a new format. Previously in other lines Firing was associated with skirmishers and had no command figures. Will this new format be repeated over other lines whenever they are redone? Adding a command and increasing the number of figures in a bag works wonders for me as I rarely ever ordered one bag of 48 figures. You can always use these figures in creative ways.

Best regards,

Glenn


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peter
26th Jun 2017 09:25:51

Hi Glenn,

The 'firing' codes (WEC9-12) were done as a response to constant demands over the years for firing (and loading) poses.  

I have sometimes released non-skirmisher codes based in files rather than ranks although these have been in the Ancients ranges.   This is done where you need to show deeper formations with the different ranks in different poses.   The firing/loading strips could only be done in this fashion, mostly for technical casting reasons, but also to avoid a multiplicity of codes - imagine having to do a code for 'giving fire', another for 'poise your musket', another for 'charge your musket'....you get the picture.

So, no, this is not a large scale change to our standard practice and you won't see it repeated across new releases.


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PM Mollinary
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Mollinary
2nd Jul 2017 05:58:10

Hi Fenton,

Have you come up,with your own variant, or will you be using the playntest version Simon and I have put out?


PM gordon@hazeltonmountford.co.uk
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gordon@hazeltonmountford.co.uk
3rd Jul 2017 05:23:50

Just wondered if the rest of the range will be out by Joy of Six? also any plans for Thirty Years War Flags?


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