These look really great! And wouldn't some SYW British and French go ever so nicely with them...
Yes, and Yes
Traditionally the wargames focus, not unreasonably, has been upon Prussia and Austria, but the British, and especially the French, were involved in the continental European campaigns. What of Minden and Rossbach?
In addition, French and British regulars opens up the global conflict. I am sure the French-Indian war campaigns will be popular, because the hobby is strong in North America. It also opens up the West Indies and India.
What are we being shown here, the final masters or a computer generated image? Hopefully the former. With the differences between the Grenadiers made by Revell I now have to research which regiments had the "Belly Box" and which the slung Cartrige Box in order to get the facings the correct colour. What would be the expected time line for the three sets to reach the public?
I'm sure everyone's already noticed it, but just in case you hadn't...
On the Hat site there is a poll for which format you would like to see this set launched in-a Marching set with both regular and grenadiers and Action set with both regs and grenadiers or, a Grenadier set (including both marching and action poses) and a musketeer set.
I like the choice that has been put to us, well done Hat!
I thank you for pointing out the poll. I can see the merits of both. Normally, PSR doesn't like mixed sets as in Musketeers and Grenadiers in the same box claiming a lower number of poses. However, in this case the number of poses is already known and will not alter. Personally, I think that when Hat recently showed us the line drawings with a two to one ratio between Musketeers and Grenadiers in both Marching and Action poses they hit the nail on the head. This is a much better ratio than the 1:1 used by Revell and also satisfies their Customers demands, some liking the Marching sets while others (me included) prefer the Action sets. For their Prussians I bought them with a 1:3 ratio of Action to Marching. So my vote goes towards keeping the MAC format and mixing Musketeers and Grenadiers at the 2:1 ratio.