This set of figurines qualifies as a study of Confederate cavalry dress, from regulation shell jackets, frock coats, et manteaux, to hussar uniforms, et campaign dress featuring items of clothing civils. It is the most accurate set of 1/72 scale cavalry on the market today, et it may be the only box of figurines which portrays hommes actually riding correctly. Not only do the horses have rênes, 30 % of the riders are sculpted holding the reins in their left hand, like any sane man would. These are not circus riders, these hommes are definitely in the cavalry.
There are a number of noticeable improvements relating to horse poses, riding style, et the way equipment is carried. Many of the changes point in a new qualitative direction of figurine design, and, if they are carried forward, Italeri will advance the historic miniatures hobby into a new era. It is the first Italeri cavalry set avec a full complement of command figurines, y compris les deux types d’officier, the porte-guidon, et trumpeter. The company must be commended for setting the standard against which other cavalry must be judged.
16 cavaliers en 10 poses – 25 mm correspondent à 180 cm hauteur de corps
- J.E.B. Stuart & Officier, Frock Coat
- 3 Regulation Dress, 3 Hussar Style
- 2 Shell Jacket, 2 Campaign Dress
- 2 en manteaux (Adjutant Types)
- Unhorsed Trooper, Regulation Dress
- Fallen Horse, 8 Walking, 8 chargeant
- Excellent detail. Buttons, belt buckles, badges, weapons et accoutrements are clearly visible et easy to paint.
- Useful historic poses. These figurines will be very popular avec joueurs de guerre, collectionistes and dioramistes.
- Striking faces, each figurine is a character. These heads can be used for many interesting conversion projects.
- The selection of horses is very good, it includes des poses debout, walking, et chargeant, even a fallen animal avec the unhorsed trooper taking cover behind it. The standing horses make perfect mounts for the trooper firing from horseback.
- Excellent casting quality, very little flash.
- Cast in dark grey/silver plastic.
- The galloping horses look static in the hind quarters, et strangely dynamic in the front. One would expect these horses to be torn apart immediately behind the Girth. The problem arises, because the gait is wrong. Designers, et sculptors need to study horses in nature ou in books. Riding literature is abundant, et there is absolutely no excuse for the ridiculous galloping poses we routinely see. Italeri is not alone in botching the horses chargeant, the problem is almost universal. One advice to manufacturers would be to concentrate on standing ou walking horses, because there is less potential for mistakes the more legs are on the ground. Anyone venturing into the realm of trotting, cantering, ou galloping horses should first take design lessons from Revell. La Cavalerie Suédoise de la Guerre de Trente Ans de chez Revell features the most accurate galloping poses on the market, they should be an inspiration to designers everywhere.
- Some standard equipment is missing ou carried incorrectly: The unhorsed trooper has his cap pouch on the left instead of on the right side of his waist-belt. Some of the hommes who carry carbines have no cap pouch at all, et some of the others are missing the ammunition pouch.
- Le porte-guidon carries no carbine, in which case he should have discarded the carbine belt as well. Sadly, the figurine wears the carbine belt like a cross-belt, attached to the front et rear of the waist-belt. The problem may be fixed by attaching an ammunition pouch to the rear of the carbine belt, et scrounging a suitable carbine from another cavalry figurine. The trumpeter also wears his carbine belt incorrectly, though he has a carbine at his side. This, too, may be fixed by hiding the inaccuracy avec an ammunition pouch.
- Something is wrong avec the guidon, it appears like a multi-pose item. The top of the staff shows the guidon rolled up et tied together in three places, a common practise on the march, meant to protect the guidon. In addition, there is an unfurled guidon attached to the same staff. Clearly, it would be very unusual to find two guidons on the same staff. The correct procedure would be to remove the unfurled guidon, leaving the furled guidon in place. If the excess guidon is cut off carefully, it may be mounted on a pianowire staff et used in conjunction avec another figurine.
- Cavalerie Confédérée, 1861–1865
- 1st Virginia Cavalry, 1861–1865
- Hampton’s Legion Cavalry, 1861
- Figurines en uniformes de cavalerie régulière may be painted pour représenter Cavalerie Nordiste.
- En Campagne - L’Art de la Guerre de Sécession de Keith Rocco, pp. 40, 68, 69
- Wise, Terence: Drapeaux Militaires du Monde, 1618–1900, Plates 58-59
17 chevaux en 5 poses – 22 mm correspondent à 15.2 mains
Possibilités de Conversions
These new Italeri cavalry figurines show a significant improvement over earlier sets. The mixture des chevaux debout, walking, chargeant, et tombés is very useful, every rider now finds the correct mount.
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