Fourgon de Munitions Hippomobile de la Guerre de Sécession, 1861–1865

Revue de la Maquette IMEX au 1/72

Fourgon de Munitions Hippomobile de la Guerre de Sécession, 1861–1865, 1/72 Maquette IMEX 514

Munitions wagon, loaded avec ammunition boxes, bags, et barrels. The cargo insert may be removed to empty the wagon, et it doubles as a barricade in wargames. Similar cargo inserts may be built, using crates et barrels available from several manufacturers of model railway equipment. Le cocher civil ou confédéré has been replaced avec a Yankee limber rider taken from Artillerie de la Guerre de Sécession de chez Airfix.

Supplying War

Popular simulation games like Fire and Fury have a dedicated ammunition rule which regulates the expenditure de munitions de fusil et d'artillerie in a very convenient way. Ammunition supply is factored into these rules in an abstract way, but players may want to deploy a few munitions wagons on the battlefield anyway, just to add visual appeal.

It would be feasible to amend the Fire and Fury ammunition rule so that a certain amount of ammunition is drawn from corps ou army reserve munitions wagons every time a brigade replenishes its ammunition. One convenient way to simulate this is to take the cargo insert out of the munitions wagon when a unit in its vicinity replenishes its ammunition, et to remove the wagon from play if a second unit replenishes. If the battle is part of a campaign game, players would known how much ammunition their army has, et how many wagons are available to transport it. Otherwise, the players would have to agree on a certain amount of ammunition available for the duration of the battle.

Contenu

  • Munitions Wagon, 14 parts
    • Type: Chariot Paysan
    • Longueur: 3.89 m
    • Largeur: 2.23 m
    • Hauteur: 1.98 m
    • Cargo Bay: 3.28 × 1.08 m
    • Charge utile: 0.5 t
    • Team: 1 Pair of Mules
  • Ambulance Wagon, 16 parts

Évaluation

  • Bon choix de sujet. Joueurs de Guerre et modélistes interested in la Guerre de Sécession et Frontier Wars period have been waiting for wagons ever since Airfix et Atlantic wagon sets went out of production.
  • The sculptor is obviously the same who created the exquisite soldats de la Guerre de Sécession for Accurate Figures, which were also distributed by Revell. Accurate Figures produced a set of Confederate engineers which could be displayed as logistics personnel loading ou unloading the new fourgon de ravitaillement de chez IMEX.
  • Illustrated assembly instructions are easy to follow. The véhicule is a snap-together model, although le cocher et his seat will have to be glued to stay in place permanently.
  • The vertical supports of the wagon body, bolt heads on wheel rims, et the items on the cargo insert provide enough detail to make this an interesting model in itself.
  • The wheels are superb, avec fine detail on the rims, et avec unusually slender spokes. IMEX would do well to issue these wheels in a separate accessory set which would allow modélistes to upgrade other véhicules they may have in their collection.
  • The cargo insert is an excellent way to simulate the loading et unloading of the véhicule, et modélistes would be hard-pressed to create this accessory avec spare parts scrounged from other kits. The véhicule has been loaded in a realistic way, et this items should be a delight to paint.
  • Les cochers included in this kit are nice figurines avec a lot of individual character. Both hommes sont civils, et they make convincing Confederates. Anyone painting the wagon as Union véhicule may want to use a uniformed limber rider from one of the artillery sets available a l'échelle 1/72.
  • Cast in medium brown plastic avec grey plastic wheels, ready for play.
  • Good casting quality, but there is noticeable flash on cochers et mules.
  • Conducteur et animals sculpted by Bill Farmer.
  • Wagon model designed by Ted Tear.
  • The instructions speak of "horses", but the animals included in the set are unlike any American horse this reviewer has seen. They are extremely short-legged, their necks are much too long, et the right-hand horse has a bulging right eye like an insect. At 19 mm, the horses scale out to only 13.5 hands, significantly short of the 16.75 hands minimum height required of a draft horse. Purists may want to consider them mules, even if this does not address the obvious anatomy problems. A team of four mules would be required to pull a loaded munitions wagon. Spare draft horses may be scrounged d'une boîte de chariots paysans de chez Preiser au 1/87 (H0), they are taller, et correctly proportioned.
  • Harness lines are cast on the draft animals, but there are no draw bars to attach the lines to the wagon. Instead, there is a T-bar attached to the wagon tongue which plugs into a hole in each horse's side. This method is convenient, it requires no fiddling avec rênes et harness lines, but dioramistes et modélistes may find it unrealistically toy-like.
  • The horses have no bases, et they will be difficult to attach to a diorama ou wargame base without sinking their hooves into the glue. Collectionistes who do not mount their troops in dioramas probably prefer horses without plastic bases, because the relative height between the wagon et the draft animals would be distorted otherwise. In this particular case, the additional height of the base would have made the puny animals appear a little bigger.
  • It would have been a nice touch to add wood grain to the planking on the wagon body.
  • "Munitions Wagon" is a misnomer, the véhicule is a general purpose farm transport which may have been requisitioned by the military to haul ammunition et other supplies over short distances. The military used covered caissons to keep powder et ready ammunition dry, et to prevent fatal accidents. The cargo insert included in this kit has a nice selection of boxes, bags, et barrels, which look more like a daily ration than a serious ammo supply. The standard US Army supply véhicule was the Schlutter Wagon, which had a capacity of 1 ton, et which was normally drawn by a team of six mules in three pairs.

Emploi Historique

  • Fourgon de Ravitaillement Nordiste et Confédéré, 1861–1865
  • Fourgon de Ravitaillement de l'Armée US, 1866-1900s
  • Chariot Paysan, 1850s-1900s

This kit is an excellent addition to the growing range de figurines et maquettes de la Guerre de Sécession. Until now, many collectionistes, dioramistes, et joueurs de guerre have had to ignore the subject of supply et logistics, despite the fact that supply considerations played a key role in operational et strategic planning. Both wagons in this kit may be used comme fourgons de ravitaillement, et they form the link between the army et its supply dump at the nearest rail head.

Maquette IMEX, exemplair par Toy Soldier HQ

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