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16 Jan 2021 ArticleIcon First Minoans released
Linear-A are continuing to expand the horizons of the hobby with another innovative release. This time it is their set 20 'The Minoans', which is aimed at the period 1600 to 1450 BCE.
30 Dec 2020 ArticleIcon Winter is coming
When winter gets here, Mars will have a new set ready for it. The new set is 72121 and entitled 'German Paratroopers (Winter Uniform)'. This is World War II of course, and will be copies of their recent 1/32 scale set. Usually such sets appear quickly, so perhaps the first of the 2021 crop?
22 Dec 2020 ArticleIcon Just in time for 2020
Strelets have released the latest batch of their sets. Santa may struggle to add to his sack this late, but there are topics to cater for many tastes here. The definitive list is:
  • 161 - Prussian the 7th Uhlans (Napoleonic)
  • 216 - Russian Infantry Standing Shoulder Arms (Napoleonic)
  • 238 - British Cavalry (War of the Spanish Succession)
  • 239 - Chevau-Legers and Gendarmes de la Garde (War of the Spanish Succession)
  • 248 - Medieval City Levy
  • 250 - Vikings
  • 271 - Bavarian Infantry Standing Order Arms (Napoleonic)
  • 272 - Bavarian Infantry on the March (Napoleonic)
  • 280 - Africa Korps Mortar Squad (WWII)
  • 281 - Japanese Type 11 Gun with Crew (WWII)
  • 291 - M1916 37mm Gun with French Foreign Legion Crew
  • M143 - Long Range Desert Group at Rest (WWII)
  • M144 - Long Range Desert Group (WWII)
  • M145 - SAS Desert Ambush (WWII)
  • M146 - French Foreign Legion in Camp
  • M147 - French Foreign Legion in Attack
  • M148 - Arabs in Retreat
The Medieval Levy and Vikings are reissues from previous big sets, and there are a number of rereleases in addition to these new products.
13 Dec 2020 ArticleIcon More WWII Germans
Plastic Soldier Company have released more sets in their new Ultracast range. The titles available either now or later this week are:
  • UMOS002 - British Eighth Army Platoon
  • UMOS004 - Waffen-SS Grenadier 81mm Mortars
  • UMOS005 - Waffen-SS Grenadier HMGs
  • UMOS006 - Waffen-SS Grenadier Panzerschrecks
1 Dec 2020 ArticleIcon New Strelets
At least one dealer has added a new set as on the way from Strelets. The number is 250 and the title simply 'Vikings'. Since it has appeared in this way, we are assuming it will appear along with the next batch of releases, which is presumably in the next few weeks. It is also possible that this is simply a release of figures previously only included in one of their 'big' boxes.
28 Nov 2020 ArticleIcon The Romans are coming
Linear-A have announced the release of their set 017 Roman Legion Set 1, which is for the early first century CE and the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in particular.
27 Nov 2020 ArticleIcon New Art of Tactic game pieces
Zvezda have revealed some new game pieces for their Art of Tactic range for next year. The four new figure sets are:
  • 6174 - British Headquarters
  • 6277 - Soviet M-72 Motorcycle with Sidecar and Crew
  • 6278 - American Infantry
  • 6279 - American Marines
Naturally all are for the Second World War.
26 Nov 2020 ArticleIcon Orion future projects
Orion have revealed the next four sets planned for release. The details are:
  • 72058 - German Panzer Soldiers 1939-40
  • 72059 - Viet Cong
  • 72060 - North Vietnamese Army
  • 72061 - WWII British Tank Crew (Winter Dress)
No news yet on what stage of development these have reached.
23 Nov 2020 ArticleIcon The '45 gets a boost
RedBox have revealed three more sets to go with their recent announcement about Scottish cavalry for the 1745 rebellion. The new set details are:
  • 72139 - British Dragoons 1745
  • 72140 - British Regiments of Horse 1745
  • 72141 - Prince's Lifeguard and Fitzjames Horse
19 Nov 2020 ArticleIcon Lots going on
We are catching up on developments over the last few days. and there is a lot to report.

Strelets seem to have advised dealers of their next batch of releases, and there are four new sets not previously announced. They are:
  • 161 - Prussian 7th Uhlans (Napoleonic)
  • 291 - M1916 37mm Gun with French Foreign Legion Crew
  • M146 - French Foreign Legion in Camp
  • M147 - French Foreign Legion in Attack
Next up, Linear-A have added the following three sets to their already extensive future plans:
  • 047 - Seleucid Infantry Set 2
  • 048 - Seleucid Cavalry / Chariot
  • 049 - Seleucid Elephants versus Ptolemaic Elephants
A surprise returnee to the hobby is Fujimi, who have announced that they are to release two new hard-plastic figure sets, which are:
  • 72342 - JGSDF Vehicle Crew Set 1
  • 72343 - JGSDF Infantry Set 1
The press release says both these are due for release in February of next year.

Also we notice that some dealers (mainly ones local to the manufacturer) have started selling the following sets:

  • 72145 - Musketeers of the King of France
  • 72146 - Mounted Musketeers of the King of France
  • 72147 - Guards of Cardinal Richelieu
  • 72148 - Mounted Guards of Cardinal Richelieu
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  • 077 - Field Cannon 75mm wz.1902/26

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