Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fritz Figures vs Strelets, Crimean Turkish infantry

The photo above compares three metal figures from Uwe Wild (A,C,E) with a pair of plastic soldiers from Strelets-R (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.THE METAL FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The metal figures are produced by Uwe Wild. He has released 13 different Turkish infantry poses to date, as well as some artillery figures. As a new venture, the figures are not yet branded or catalogued.

Figure Characteristics:
Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm with some variation.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 24mm with some variation.

Availability and Cost:
These figures are currently available from Uwe Wild. Details on pricing may change, so those interested in purchasing any should contact him through his blog:


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The plastic figures come from Strelets’ large set 903 “Thin Red Line.” The set includes re-issues of 3 existing Strelets sets, as well as 49 new foot figures representing Turkish infantry and commanders.

Strelets has released a deep and comprehensive range of sets covering the Crimean conflict.

Figure Characteristics:
Height (measured from ground to eyes): 21mm.
Height (measured from ground to top of head): 23mm.

Availability and Cost:This set was released in 2009, but is often hard to find, as the number of sets released was limited and it has proved popular with wargamers and collectors.

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