Infanterie Nordiste peint comme infanterie confédérée de la brigade Texas soclée pour jeux de guerre Fire and Fury. Ces soldats nordistes sont similaires à l'Infanterie Confédérée d’Airfix, sauf qu'ils portent le képi, et il y a deux nouvelles poses dans la boîte.
48 figurines en 12 poses – 23 mm correspondent à 175 cm hauteur de corps
- Officier avec épée et revolver
- Clairon, courant
- Sergeant avec fusil et sabre, courant (4)
- Fantassin nordiste avec fusil sur l'épaule, marchant (6)
- Fantassin nordiste au garde à vous (4)
- Fantassin nordiste avançant (4)
- Fantassin nordiste défendant (3)
- Fantassin nordiste matraquant avec son fusil (3)
- Fantassin nordiste debout, tirant (6)
- Fantassin nordiste à genoux, tirant (6)
- Fantassin nordiste couché (5)
- Fantassin nordiste rampant (5)
Choix de sujet excellent, Airfix Infanterie Nordiste was unique in this scale when it appeared on the market en 1962. While there are more detailed et accurate Confederate figurine sets today, these Airfix figurines are still an excellent choice for joueurs de guerre et dioramistes.
Good detail, folds in the clothing, ammunition pouches, canteens, straps, et fusils are clearly defined et easy to paint. An ink wash will bring out the folds in jackets et trousers very nicely. The figurines are cast in grey plastic, et they may be speedpainted by dipping them in a mixture de vernis polyurethane et ivory black artist oils, after the essential details have been painted in.
Excellent marching et fighting poses, which are nicely compatible avec eachother. The Airfix nordistes are anatomically correct, compared to other figurines which are much taller et too long-legged for the period.
Good value for money. Joueurs de guerre may use all 48 figurines in this box to create infantry stands for Fire and Fury et similar games. There are enough figurines of each pose to form regiments marching, au garde à vous, tirant, et avançant. Les deux poses couchées peuvent être convertis en pertes.
Six of the eleven poses peuvent être converties en portes drapeau simply by removing the fusil ou the officer's épée, et pushing a pianowire flagpole through one ou both hands. These conversions are very attractive, et it's a good thing that Airfix did not eliminate any of the infantry poses to include un porte-drapeau in this set.
The marching et parading figurines wear full packs which were quickly discarded on campaign. It was much more practical to carry personal gear inside a blanket-roll worn across one shoulder. The fighting figurines have left their blanket-rolls in camp. Clearly, this was an excellent decision made by Airfix designers et sculptors. Many other manufacturers have been less clear about which campaign ou combat situation they want their figurines to portray, et the resulting figurine sets often contain an improbable mixture d'hommes avec incompatible gear, some in shirt sleeve order, others wearing raincoats, a few fighting avec full packs, et the rest in skeleton equipment. The trouble avec the odd poses is that they cannot be used in wargame formations ou dioramas. They simply stand out too much, making the viewer wonder why one man is wearing his raincoat when the rest of the unit seems to be enjoying the warm weather. Unless they are marching ou au garde à vous, unique figurines avec raincoats ou wearing full marching gear cannot even be used to form regiments of their own, because these units appear to be unrealistically choreographed.
Acceptable casting quality. Some flash et prominent mould lines need to be removed prior to painting. We recommend the Rai-Ro ZEP-70 heated spatula to remove mould lines by blending them into the figurine.
The infantrymen incorrectly wear two ammunition pouches on the front of their waist-belts, when they should have a small cap pouch to the right of the belt buckle, et a large ammunition pouch behind the right hip.
The haversack behind the left hip looks like it might be an ammunition pouch, but this is the wrong place for it. Apparently, the Airfix sculptors did not know that a fusil is loaded avec the right hand et that the ammunition pouch must be accessible in front ou behind the right hip.
There are no bayonets on the muskets, although les deux hommes engaged in hand-to-hand combat really should have their bayonets fixed. One man has a bayonet scabbard, the others do not.
L'étui de revolver de l'officier is worn incorrectly, avec the butt facing backwards.
- Infanterie Nordiste, 1861–1865
- Infanterie Confédérée, 1861–1865
Airfix Infanterie Nordiste is a must-have pour joueurs de guerre interested recruiting a variety of infantry brigades for their games. Mounted on Fire and Fury infantry stands, these nordistes actually look much more convincing et in-period than many of their more recently developed brothers in arms.
- En Campagne - L'Art de la Guerre de Sécession de Keith Rocco
- Wise, Terence: Drapeaux Militaires du Monde, 1618–1900, Plates 56 & 57
- Allevi, Piersergio: Figurines (Novara 2006), p. 201
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