Grenadiers et Tirailleurs du 79e et 92e Highland Régiment Écossais, 1808–1815

Revue de Figurines d'ESCI au 1/72

92e (Gordon) Highland Régiment Écossais

Soldiers of the Grenadier und Battalion Companies of the 92nd (Gordon) Highland Regiment. Grenadiers were deployed on the right of the line, ils portaient white plumes on their feather bonnets et wings on the shoulders. The Gordon Highlanders served in the 9th (Highland) Brigade at Waterloo, alongside the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment und the 44th (East Essex) Regiment. Un porte-drapeau of the 44th Regiments can be seen in the picture, he stands in the center of a wargaming brigade formation of the 44th et 92nd Regiments.

Contenu

50 Figurines en 14 poses – 23 mm correspondent à 166 cm hauteur de corps

  • Musicien de cornemuse écossai
  • Flanquer écossai blessé, soutenu par un camarade
  • Flanquer écossai, à genoux, tirant
  • Flanquer écossai, tassant la cartouche
  • Flanquer écossai, avançant
  • Flanquer écossai, chargeant
  • Flanqeurs d'Infanterie de Ligne (8 Poses)

Highland Brigade

The ESCI Highlanders are not complete. Officiers, portes-drapeau et drummers are missing, which is why these soldiers cannot be deployed in their own separate units. Fortunately, a number of brigade level wargaming rules are available which require that figurines from several regiments be mounted on the same brigade sized stands, providing an excellent opportunity to cover up any lack of figurine poses.

L'unité de jeu de guerre pictured above représente une brigade d'infanterie de 2,500 soldats. The stand measures 76 mm × 76 mm et 14 figurines are mounted on it: porte-drapeau, drummer, quatre soldats du centre de bataillon et un flanqueur du 44e Régiment as well as a bagpiper, three Battalion Company Highlanders, two Highland Grenadiers and one Highland light infantryman from the 92nd Regiment. All figurines are from ESCI's Infanterie Britannique set, six Highlanders are on the right of the line et six regular line infantry are on the left flank. In front of the brigade are two light infantrymen, one each from the 44th et 92nd Regiment. This group of figurines looks very convincing as a wargaming brigade, et it's hardly noticeable that the Highlanders do not have un porte-drapeau et drummer of their own.

Évaluation

  • Highly detailed figurines. Kilts, plumes on the bonnet, stockings et gaiters, lace, wings, metal fittings et weapons are well sculpted. The Tartan pattern is deeply engraved et very easy to paint.
  • We liked that some of the figurines are shown in light gear, after they dropped their knapsacks. Unfortunately, not everyone in the unit has obeyed this order and the resulting mix of figurines looks a little out of place. We would have preferred a marching figurine, avec knapsack et fusil sur l'épaule, which can be deployed in road column formations somewhere near, but not necessarily on the battlefield.
  • 85% of the Highlanders are in useful wargaming poses. Les soldats avançant, tirant et loading are very nice et they may be deployed in very realistic looking wargame units.
  • Good casting quality, very little flash.
  • If fewer poses had been used for the Grenadier et Light Company figurines, it might have been possible to include soldiers from the Battalion Companies as well, offering the entire 79th ou 92nd Regiment in one set of figurines. Les bataillons d'infanterie britanniques consisted of 10 companies, eight Battalion et two Flank Companies. Accordingly, joueur de guerre et collectioniste would have needed a box containing 40 Highlanders, 5 Highland Grenadiers et 5 Highlanders of the Light Company. The problem can be corrected by chopping the shoulder wings off the grenadier figurines, converting them to Battalion Company men.
  • The mixture of Highland infantry et regular line infantry is not very useful, separate sets would have been much better.

Déploiement Historique

  • Flank Companies of the 79th (Cameron) Highland Regiment 1808–1815
  • Flank Companies of the 92nd (Gordon) Highland Regiment 1808–1815

Possibilités de Conversions

  • Battalion Companies of the 79th et 92nd Regiment. A simple conversion, removing the shoulder wings et leaving only a small round tuft attached à la patte d'épaule.
  • 79th New York Volunteers 1861. These American Highlanders fought at Bull Run, se distinguaient à la seconde bataille de Bull Run et participated in 59 other engagements. Ils portaient des uniformes bleu foncés avec red cuff flaps et collars, edged light blue, ou light blue collars avec a red collar patch. Kilts et Trews of the Cameron of Erracht Tartan pattern et Glengarry caps were worn on parade. Field service dress included the typical union képi et sky-blue trousers. The figurines without knapsacks are suitable for this particular conversion, but the wings have to be removed.
  • 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment, using bonnets from Italeri Highlanders.

Bibliographie

The army pack contains useful poses de flanqueurs d'infanterie de ligne écossaise et britannique. Deux ou trois of these boxes provide more than enough Highlanders et flanqueurs d'infanterie de ligne to satisfy most joueurs de guerre et collectionistes. La boîte d'Infanterie Britannique de chez Revell contient les soldats des compagnies de centre du bataillon to match these figurines.

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