Porte-drapeau et soldats du 2e New Hampshire Regiment commandé par Colonel Enoch Poor. The regiment was raised on 20 Mai 1775 et it was taken into Washington’s army in Janvier 1776 as the 8e Régiment Continental. The Airfix figurines may be painted in a variety of uniforms of the State Militia et Continental Army. Jeux de guerre de la Guerre d’Indépendance Américaine require suprisingly few figurines, because many of the engagements were relatively small affairs compared to European battles of the same period. Unfortunately, there are no compatible figurines représentant les troupes hessoises serving in America at the time, et the cavalry is missing as well.
39 figurines en 12 poses – 21 mm correspondent à 160 cm hauteur de corps
- Officier à cheval (Washington)
- Officier (2)
- Soldats, carrying a wounded comrade (3)
- Soldat, avec Powder Keg (2)
- Soldat, avançant (6)
- Soldat, tassant la cartouche (4)
- Soldat, debout, tirant (6)
- Soldat, à genoux, tirant (5)
- Soldat, couché, tirant (4)
- Soldat, rampant (4)
Over the past two decades, Washington’s Army, la Légion étrangère française et many other Airfix figurine sets have served avec distinction in sandboxes et display cases around the world. Some of these classic products are available at retail stores even today, et they hold their ground alongside the more recent Revell et Italeri recruits.
- Nicely sculpted figurines, they show much detail in their uniforms, cuffs, facings, buttons, stockings, gaiters, tricornes, belts, canteens, pouches et weapons.
- Useful historic poses, the figurines appear very lively. The standard poses make very good diorama et historic simulation figurines, although the soldats couché are probably not very useful in wargaming. There are enough figurines to raise several wargaming units, despite the comparatively low figurine count.
- Good casting quality. We had two set of figurines available for review, they came from the same mould, but were produced by different companies. One set from Humbrol was made from high quality plastic et existing flash could be trimmed off very easily. D’autre part, a box produced by USAirfix had a quarter of the figurines completely surrounded by a halo of flash, virtually destroying the castings ou requiring an enormous amount of clean-up work.
- The figurines are significantly smaller than the more recent American Militia et Infanterie Britannique from Revell. When they are mounted in separate units, the Airfix et Revell figurines can be used alongside eachother. The difference in height becomes even less noticeable if the Airfix figurines are mounted on slightly thicker wargaming bases.
- Armée Continentale, 1775 - 1778
- Milice Américaine, 1775–1783
- Milice Loyaliste Britannique, 1775–1783
- Infanterie de la Guerre de Sept Ans, 1756–1763
The figurines’ short gaiters are removed et painted over avec long gaiters.
The classic Airfix soldiers might have been the beginning of a fabulous figurine collection du 18e siècle. Their attractive tricorne hats are beautifully modelled et they look great when painted. Many collectionistes would have liked to see more figurines like these, covering the other armies of the period. Grenadiers britanniques were available for some time, but Airfix never managed to complete the theme. Revell released very nice sets of American Militia et Infanterie Britannique de la Guerre d’Indépendance américaine, but they no longer appear in the 96/97 product catalog. Collectionistes are well advised to snap up any boxes that may still be available at retail locations!
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