Hat posted pictures of new WW1 sets, incl. box art

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Hat posted pictures of new WW1 sets, incl. box art

Pat Bierter
Pat Bierter

April 6th, 2005, 8:04 pm #1

see http://www.hat.com/currentM.html for German heavy weapons set etc.
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Phil Radley
Phil Radley

April 6th, 2005, 9:42 pm #2

hannants has them listed, though not the ottoman set, just the two german sets and the two tank sets.

the HAT site says a couple of weeks and it was about that for the two previous heavy weapons sets.

looking forward to it

incidentally, hannants also has the emhar sets listed (doughboys and franco-prussian sets), though oddly, they dont list the new RPM trucks (but then again, they've never listed the model T A/C)
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Phil Radley
Phil Radley

April 6th, 2005, 9:51 pm #3

on the HAT site they show this conundrum that i can't solve;

asterisked as if for future production, but not shown on the futures page. definitely in ww1 section...

81xx WWI S______ Infantry*
81xx WWI G_____ C_______ T_____*
81xx WWI I______ I________*

what could these be?

scottish infantry? swiss? swedish? slavik? stosstrupen?
german cavalry train?
italian infantry?

anybody got any clue?

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Peter Kempf
Peter Kempf

April 7th, 2005, 6:06 am #4

HäT previously planned to issue a set of I...talian I...nfantry, but they changed their mind, when they heard that an Italian firm (Waterloo 1815) were planning to do the same thing. This I've heard from HäT themselves.

/Peter K
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Phil Radley
Phil Radley

April 7th, 2005, 2:50 pm #5

not doubting you at all but that just complicates the mystery...

HAT are the distributors for Waterloo 1815, so I guess they would know what Waterloo are doing and maybe that's why I_____talian I____nfantry are listed on the HAT page.

But using the Plastic Soldier Review manufacturers page for Waterloo 1815 shows that they are not planning on making italian infantry (not for ww1 at least).

And the Waterloo page on the HAT site doesnt show them either.

change of plans maybe?!

i now think that GCT is German Cavalry Troops - maybe HAT have seen the LW figures and think they can do them better!
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Robert Langham
Robert Langham

April 7th, 2005, 7:55 pm #6

on the HAT site they show this conundrum that i can't solve;

asterisked as if for future production, but not shown on the futures page. definitely in ww1 section...

81xx WWI S______ Infantry*
81xx WWI G_____ C_______ T_____*
81xx WWI I______ I________*

what could these be?

scottish infantry? swiss? swedish? slavik? stosstrupen?
german cavalry train?
italian infantry?

anybody got any clue?
I sure hope its Scottish infantry, maybe it can be converted easily into British infantry. Can't really think of anything else it could be except scots, would make sense they've done/working on every other country.
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Werner Kattinger
Werner Kattinger

April 7th, 2005, 9:04 pm #7

hannants has them listed, though not the ottoman set, just the two german sets and the two tank sets.

the HAT site says a couple of weeks and it was about that for the two previous heavy weapons sets.

looking forward to it

incidentally, hannants also has the emhar sets listed (doughboys and franco-prussian sets), though oddly, they dont list the new RPM trucks (but then again, they've never listed the model T A/C)
I looked up both sites and couldn´t find anything about Emhar Doughboys or Franco-Prussian sets. What do you mean?

From what I saw I think at least the Austrian heavy weapons set is not very good. The figures look clumsy to me and the Schwarzlose MG is not very accurate. I scratched one for a diorama once: mitglied.lycos.de/knadell/beschreibung/katz8.jpg

The Hät figures tend to be of a very varying standard, I think. While the ANZACs are great, the Austrians and Russians are only so so, with their spindly extremities and strange ways of gripping their rifles (gripping the butt from above).

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Gunnar Lindfors
Gunnar Lindfors

April 7th, 2005, 9:04 pm #8

on the HAT site they show this conundrum that i can't solve;

asterisked as if for future production, but not shown on the futures page. definitely in ww1 section...

81xx WWI S______ Infantry*
81xx WWI G_____ C_______ T_____*
81xx WWI I______ I________*

what could these be?

scottish infantry? swiss? swedish? slavik? stosstrupen?
german cavalry train?
italian infantry?

anybody got any clue?
(N/T)
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Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper

April 8th, 2005, 8:51 am #9

Sorry to blow my own trumpet, but last year I did a basic set for IT Miniatures/Lancs Games.

20mm white metal. Officer and 4-5 figures wearing a mix of greatcoats and rolled greatcoats with boots and opanki (sic). Big moustaches. Should also have a gun crew by now.

lancgames@lineone.net - Alan Lumley is teh contact.

Let me know what you think

Mike Cooper
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Phil Radley
Phil Radley

April 9th, 2005, 11:27 am #10

I looked up both sites and couldn´t find anything about Emhar Doughboys or Franco-Prussian sets. What do you mean?

From what I saw I think at least the Austrian heavy weapons set is not very good. The figures look clumsy to me and the Schwarzlose MG is not very accurate. I scratched one for a diorama once: mitglied.lycos.de/knadell/beschreibung/katz8.jpg

The Hät figures tend to be of a very varying standard, I think. While the ANZACs are great, the Austrians and Russians are only so so, with their spindly extremities and strange ways of gripping their rifles (gripping the butt from above).
1. the Emhar page on Hannants site

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index. ... PERPAGE=25

2. the previews of Emhar available on Plastic Soldier Review site

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Rev ... eview.html

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Rev ... eview.html

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Rev ... eview.html

preview of the Germans not available.

3. the HAT futures page

http://www.hat.com/Future3M.html

4. the HAT current production page (where you can judge the quality for yourself)

http://www.hat.com/currentM.html

5. the HAT listing at Hannants

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?CATEG ... D=code+asc


a review of some of these can be found on Peter's site because he was asked to paint some test samples.

also, I noticed that Hannants now have the RPM trucks listed.

also Caesar miniatures are planning on making a set of French and a set of German.

and still waiting for Imex (who I notice are part of Pocketbond along with Emhar) Pershing's Expeditionary Force

HTH

Phil

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