Following on from our brief review of Strelets Russian hussars here are a few photos of their set of dashing Frenchmen. Once again they have the 'signature' interesting and animated poses and chunky, rough style; including some fairly 'serious' horses!
Unfortunately, this set suffers from a major draw-back that the saddlery provided is incorrect for French line hussars as they have a shabraque which must be removed or painted over to leave only the (small) sheepskin (apart from the officers' saddlecloths)
An alternative is to use them for units from nations other than France; as Mark and I have done (see photos below).
Our friends at the Plastic Soldier Review gave this set an average of 8.6 (ranging from 10 for pose number to 7 for sculpting). We agree wholeheartedly with their conclusion that they have "something of the flamboyance of the originals and will doubtless serve well on many a table"; as our photos below attest.