Tambour Mamelouk de la Garde Impériale Guerres Napoléoniennes, 1805

Revue de la Figurine del Prado au 1/30

Figurine del Prado: Tambour Mamelouk de la Garde Impériale, 1805

La figurine de Mamelouk de chez del Prado représente a kettle drummer of the Mamelouk band of the Imperial Guard, photographed on the Pratzen Heights. At the Bataille de Austerlitz en 1805, the Mamelouk squadron of the garde impériale helped defeat le régiment des chevaliers-gardes russe, while fighting alongside the Chasseurs à Cheval of the garde impériale.

The Mamelouk kettle drummer may be deployed alongside del Prado's Guard Chasseur à Cheval, since both figurines are modelled avec their horses at rest. Unfortunately, the Chasseur à Cheval is wearing the service dress uniform without the pelisse, which was not worn at the Bataille de Austerlitz, et which would date the Chasseur et Mamelouk scene de 1809 ou later.

Évaluation

  • Horse et rider are anatomically correct.
  • The piano wire drum sticks are cast into the figurine's hands. They are modelled to scale, et they won't bend ou break.
  • The 16-page Osprey booklet contains many colourful illustrations, et it describes the conflict between the Mamelouks et Napoleon's army en Égypte. Napoléon was quite impressed by the Mamelouks, et he raised a squadron of these exotic horsemen for service in his Imperial Guard.
  • Compatible avec figurines militaires et civiles de chez King & Country en 1/30.
  • The kettle drummer's horse is too tall, 170 cm is suitable for a heavy cavalry horse. Le cheval arabe is between 145 et 155 cm tall at the shoulder.
  • The figurine is advertised as a drummer, but it is a kettle drummer, in fact.
  • The Osprey booklet shows the kettle drummer in different colours than the actual model. If Osprey is right, the figurine should have red trousers et une chabraque verte.

This del Prado Mamelouk is a wonderful 1/30 scale miniature of an exotic horseman des Guerres Napoléoniennes. The kettle drummer makes a colourful centrepiece for a diorama de la Garde impériale.

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