Strelets 1/72 Hastings 1066 Norman Army

Another first for Military Modelling is this bumper box of figures provided by Strelets, a Russian company which has been producing figures since the mid-1970s. Strelets soon set itself apart by producing figures in considerably more poses than the competition, although complementing other manufacturers at the same time. As a result, Strelets*R was founded in 1998 to specifically focus on gaps in the figure market and today production has been moved to the Ukraine.

The first of several sets provided to Military Modelling is this bumper box of Norman’s portrayed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. 126 figures in no less than 64 poses and 26 horses in six poses are contained within a large box on 15 sprues all moulded in dark grey medium consistency plastic. This bundle actually contains at least three other box sets which were released separately, namely Normans (M001), Norman Archers (M002) and Norman Knights (085) plus many new figures such as three sprues of foot soldiers and one with mounted knights. It is the many poses that make this set worth every penny; there is not enough space to go through them all, but the from the man restringing his bow to another blowing a horn is typical of the many things you would have seen at the time.   

Superb value for money and incredibly addictive if you like putting together an army for very little money. Thanks very much Yuri Andreichenko at Strelets for our review sample.


Product: Plastic figure set

Ref: 910

Scale: 1/72

Parts: 152

Price: £17.99 (Emodels)

Manufacturer: Strelets*R