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2 Aug 2020 ArticleIcon More WWII Germans
Yes, more WWII Germans are on the way, and this time they can see in the dark! Well some of them can, because the latest release from Mars has reached some retailers, and it is entitled 'German Night Hunters (WWII)'.
19 Jul 2020 ArticleIcon More Carthaginians
It appears that another Linear-A set recently had its release, although as with most products at the moment this has not reached many retailers. The set is Hannibal Crosses the Alps Set 2, and as with the rest, whenever we can get hold of a copy we will post the images.
14 Jul 2020 ArticleIcon HaT Releases - Update
Hat set 8319 (ACW Marching 1) also seems to be available in some places, leaving just the Peninsular War British Dragoons (2 sets) as yet unaccounted for.
8 Jul 2020 ArticleIcon New HaT releases
Some European dealers have started listing some new HaT sets. The ones so far available are:
  • 8320 - American Civil War Command
  • 8326 - Napoleonic Austrian Infantry Marching
  • 8327 - Napoleonic Austrian Infantry Action
  • 8328 - Napoleonic Austrian Infantry Command
  • 8332 - American Civil War Marching (2)
  • 8333 - American Civil War Infantry Sampler
  • 8338 - Austrain Infantry Sampler
  • 8340 - British Heavy and Light Dragoons Sampler
We had expected that three more sets (8307, 8308 and 8319) would also be released at the same time, but it is unclear if these are just slightly delayed or if they will appear in the next batch. Since the figures are all in the released sampler sets, there may be a problem with the boxes, or (more likely) the current chaotic state of international shipping has delayed them and they too will appear at retailers very shortly.
7 Jul 2020 ArticleIcon More Germans
As we review three new sets from Mars, another new title appears on the horizon. Mars set 72119 will be German Paratroopers (Tropical Uniform), still for the Second World War of course. The painted examples on the box look good (but are surely not the 1/72 versions), so we await the release with interest.
24 Jun 2020 ArticleIcon Going bump in the night
Mars have announced their latest project, and once more it is for the Second World War. The title this time is 'German Night Hunters', a specialist subject if ever there was one. Still it should be interesting, and presumably actual release is not far off. However as their previous three sets have only just started appearing outside Eastern Europe it may be a while before most of us see the night hunters for ourselves.
19 Jun 2020 ArticleIcon New French foot
Strelets have announced a new set, and it is for their large Napoleonic range. The title is "French Infantry Summer Order Arms", and it looks to cover the period roughly 1806 to 1813. What's more it is scheduled to be released in the next batch according to some dealers, so may appear very soon.
27 May 2020 ArticleIcon New pikemen from France
Strelets have announced a new set. Named 'French Pikemen', it seems to be part of their War of the Spanish Succession range, but it shows troops wearing a tricorn and handling pikes. This is not something we thought ever happened, so are intrigued to see the final result.
17 May 2020 ArticleIcon French on the march
Strelets have released another single set for the War of the Spanish Succession. This is the title 'French Musketeers on the March'. This has appeared at a dealer in the UK, but of course distribution elsewhere in the world may be disrupted.
11 May 2020 ArticleIcon Three new releases
Mars have recently released three new sets. As previously noted, these are:
  • 72115 - WWII Russian Infantry
  • 72116 - WWII Russian Assault Troops
  • 72117 - German Volkssturm Defenders
Currently they only seem to be available in the Ukraine, where they are made, and under the current circumstances it is not possible to know how long it will be before these start to reach a wider audience (or indeed us).

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