Pictures of Hat's new WW1 sets

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Pictures of Hat's new WW1 sets

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 9:58 pm

August 3rd, 2005, 11:57 am #1

Hat posted the first sprue shots of the serbian and german colonial infantry sets which should be delivered soon:
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8122SI.html
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8123GC.html
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August 3rd, 2005, 1:08 pm #2

Don't forget to check out IT Figures white metal equivalents - I have some vested interest as I mastered their Serbs, but their East African range is very nice indeed - Brits, germans, Masai, Portuguese, Belgians.

Avialable via Lancashire Games...as mentioned ...

Mike Cooper
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August 4th, 2005, 8:57 am #3

Hat posted the first sprue shots of the serbian and german colonial infantry sets which should be delivered soon:
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8122SI.html
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8123GC.html
While I consider the Serbs quite fine I think the Germans are mediocre at best. These troops were at the defensive most of the time, thus bayonet charges and firing into the trees are not too valid poses. Maybe if they had done more non native troops there would have been better suitability for using them in the Herero and other colonial campaigns as well.
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August 4th, 2005, 10:13 am #4

Although it won't offer too much in the way of un-uniformed types the IT range may help more - although focussed on wargamers, there are a range of "sensible" poses and with a little head-swapping with other series in the range they can offer some nice material.

Sorry to keep mentioning it - the figures are not of AB quality, but I've found then very handy for diorama work. What I don't like is easy to change, and the metal is easy enough to work with. So far the various I ranges have given me things from Foreign Legion at Verdun, to British gunners in rain capes and gas masks and Austrian dragoons. I've only had to go "abroad" for tank crew (as I prefer to convert AB) and Cuirassiers, as it was easier to work back from Napoleonic than convert their Dragoons.

Single figures are available, so you don't end up with a lot of psoes you can't use.

Their E Africa range offers German Askaris, and German european troops in sun helmets and bush hats. Generic porters are also available.

Mike Cooper

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August 4th, 2005, 7:35 pm #5

Don't forget to check out IT Figures white metal equivalents - I have some vested interest as I mastered their Serbs, but their East African range is very nice indeed - Brits, germans, Masai, Portuguese, Belgians.

Avialable via Lancashire Games...as mentioned ...

Mike Cooper
When I discovered IT figures about seven years ago I could hardly believe my eyes. These were exactly the poses I had been waiting for for decades. They had all the poses the Airfix and the - then new - Revell sets were lacking.

However things looked different at close inspection. Quite a lot of the IT figures I checked did not mix well with plastic soldiers at all. I don't want to offend anybody, but they were too small even for 1/76 and quite stocky. However kneeling positions (not standing or prone) are more suitable when mixed with plastic as the height difference is minor. I definitely can recommend a look at their equipment such as guns and machine guns.

This relates to WW1 Germans, French, Americans and Russians (the latter probably more Civil War related than WW1 if memory serves). I have not seen the Serbian Infantry in the flesh so far, but I would be most happy to take a look. Regards, Pat
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August 4th, 2005, 7:48 pm #6

Hat posted the first sprue shots of the serbian and german colonial infantry sets which should be delivered soon:
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8122SI.html
http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8123GC.html
This must be the poorest pictures Hat ever posted, hopefully the figures are better: http://www.hat.com/Curr2/Bx8112USTest.html
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August 5th, 2005, 9:45 am #7

When I discovered IT figures about seven years ago I could hardly believe my eyes. These were exactly the poses I had been waiting for for decades. They had all the poses the Airfix and the - then new - Revell sets were lacking.

However things looked different at close inspection. Quite a lot of the IT figures I checked did not mix well with plastic soldiers at all. I don't want to offend anybody, but they were too small even for 1/76 and quite stocky. However kneeling positions (not standing or prone) are more suitable when mixed with plastic as the height difference is minor. I definitely can recommend a look at their equipment such as guns and machine guns.

This relates to WW1 Germans, French, Americans and Russians (the latter probably more Civil War related than WW1 if memory serves). I have not seen the Serbian Infantry in the flesh so far, but I would be most happy to take a look. Regards, Pat
Yes - I find they are a bit "stocky" and wouldn't care to mix them with true 1/72nd or 1/76th like AB. However, on their own nad with artillery or vehicles they look OK.

I've not actually painted my own Serbs yet! (I also have an Austrian staff set I've done ...) so when they get done I'll post them somehow.

Alam Lumley has just sent me a new list, so I'll see what's what.

Mike Cooper
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