Liste de Souhaits 1997

Readers' Choice of new Figurines et Véhicules a l'Échelle 1/72

The purpose of this page was to initiate a process of encouraging manufacturers to produce figurines that are most wanted by figurine collectionistes, joueurs de guerre et hobbyists. Readers were asked to submit proposals for new et interesting plastic figurine sets which they would have liked to see at the local hobby shop soon.

The entries on this list are unsorted reader proposals, they were subsequently voted on, to arrive at a popularity ranking. A total of 1190 votes were received by 22.JAN.97, et the ranked list has been posted as the new Wishlist 1998. The final results were submitted to manufacturers at Nuremberg International Toy Fair 1997, et mailed to a number of firms which did not attend the show.

Comparing the Wishlists 1997 et 1998, you'll notice that over 10 % of the proposed new products were released en 1997: le char Matilda britannique (Airfix), Croisés et Sarrasins (Italeri), Bundeswehr (Revell) et Brunswick Avantgarde (HäT Industrie). These items have been excluded from the Wishlist 1998, they need not be voted for again.

Readers are now encouraged to add proposals, et to vote for products listed on the Wishlist 1998.

  1. Infanterie Bavaroise 1807-1815, Chasseurs 1815

    1. 4x Officier/Porte-drapeau, avançant
    2. 8x Füsilier/Light Infantryman, avançant 1
    3. 7x Füsilier/Light Infantryman, avançant 2
    4. 7x Füsilier/Light Infantryman, avançant 3
    5. 7x Füsilier/Light Infantryman, avançant 4
    6. 6x Grendadier/Karabinier, avançant
    7. 3x Sergent de Grendadiers/Karabiniers ou Schützen, avançant
    8. 1x Drummer of Grendadiers/Karabiniers, avançant
    9. 6x Schütze avec rifle, avançant ou escarmouchant
    10. 1x Hornist of Schützen avec bugle et rifle, avançant

    The selected poses add up to 50 figurines, two thirds of which (33 figurines) are from the fusilier companies. The remaining third (17 figurines) are elite soldiers from the Grendadier/Karabinier et Schützen companies. Le sergent peut être convertie en sous-officier de fusiliers simply by removing the plume from the left side of his Raupenhelm. Every box supplies enough figurines for four bataillons, which may be painted as line, light ou Jägers. L'officier should be easy to convert en porte-drapeau d'infanterie de ligne.

    With the exception de la Guerre d'Espagne, troupes bavaroises participated in all major campaigns from 1800-1815. L'Armée Bavaroise was large enough to make it an attractive wargaming contingent which may be engaged on either side of the conflict:

    • 1800 avec l'Autriche contre Napoléon
    • 1805 avec Napoléon against l'Autriche
    • 1806-1807 Campagne de Prusse et de Pologne
    • 1809 Campaign against l'Autriche
    • 1812 Campagne de Russie
    • 1813 Campagne de Saxe, until the armistice
    • 1813 Bataille de Hanau, against Napoleon
    • 1814 Campaign in France, against Napoleon
    • 1815 Campaign in France, against Napoleon

    Les régiments de infanterie de ligne et légère portaient the same uniformes et équipement, distinguées par le couleur d'habit: bleu barbeau pour l'infanterie de ligne et vert clair pour la légère, which was changed to dark green en 1809. Les régiments d'infanterie consisted de deux bataillons (increased to three en 1815) avec quatre compagnies de fusiliers, une de grenadiers (carabiniers dans l'infanterie légère) et une compagnie de tirailleurs par bataillon. Pour distinguer les compagnies d'élite des compagnies de fusiliers, grenadiers/carabiniers et tirailleurs portaient red et green plumes on the left side of the Raupenhelm respectively. Le 1r et 2e Bataillon de Chasseurs raised en 1815 portaient l'uniforme standard de l'infanterie de ligne.

    Les uniformes bleu barbeau bavarois are very attractive et add a unique touch of colour to the Napoleonic battlefield. The few poses outlined above are sufficient to recruit l'infanterie bavaroise entire en miniature, avec the exception de la Landwehr which portait l'uniforme standard de l'infanterie française. En 1812, l'Armée Bavaroise marched into la Russie avec 30,000 infantry in 13 line et 7 light infantry regiments. At the typical 1/60 figurine scale, joueurs de guerre will require 500 figurines d'infanterie to raise these regiments.

  2. Asterix le Gaulois

    1. Asterix avec épée courte
    2. Obelix & Idefix
    3. Troubadix avec backpipe
    4. Majestix avec épée et shield
    5. Gutemine
    6. Gaulois avec sling, loading ou at the ready
    7. Gaulois, debout 1
    8. Gaulois, debout 2
    9. Gaulois, debout 3
    10. Gaulois, à genoux
    11. Gaulois, avançant 1
    12. Gaulois, avançant 2
    13. Gaulois, avançant 3
    14. Gaulois, chargeant, shield forward, weapon at his right side
    15. Separate weapons: Lances, spears, épées, épées courtes, large et small shields. Les Gaulois should have ring hands which accept separate weapons.

    Asterix le Gaulois is a popular comic series around the world, translated into 30 languages, including Latin. Asterix, Obelix et Idefix have popularized the struggle gaulois against their Roman enemies. The cute comic book characters are immensely popular avec young et adult readers alike, et anyone licensing them for a set of plastic figurines would virtually be assured success. Any such figurine set would have to be designed in the same caricaturized fashion as the original characters, avec a mixture of tall et short, skinny et fat, ugly et attractive looking Gaulois.

    A similarly designed box of caricaturized Romans would really make this set of figurines a winner avec kids et grown-ups around the world. In order to compete with Airfix, ESCI et Revell Romans this set of figurines might include deux ou trois cavaliers qui peuvent être convertis en officiers à cheval. A small Balista (bolt thrower) et crew might be another winning addition.

  3. Napoleonic Personality Set

    Napoléon I. et ses Maréchaux, Wellington, Picton, Blücher, Scharnhorst, Braunschweig, Prinz von Oranien, Czar Alexander I, Kutusov, Bagration et. al.
  4. Guerre de Corée: U.S. Marines

    In Winter uniform avec parka. Weapons: M-1, M-2 carbine avec 30 round magazine, Browning Automatic Rifle, 3.5 in rocket launcher, .30 cal machinegun.
  5. Guerre de Corée: Infanterie Chinoise in quilted winter uniform. Armes: PPSH (Burp gun), fusil Moisin Nagant avec socket bayonet, mitrailleuse légère, mortier russe. Don't forget the Clairon.
  6. Grenadiers á cheval français

  7. Hussards Brunswickois de la Campagne Cent-Jours

  8. Infanterie Brunswickois de la Campagne Cent-Jours

  9. Troupes Espagnoles des Guerres Napoléoniennes

  10. Char d'Accompagnement Mk. II, Matilda II (A12) Britannique

    Trevor Brabyn writes: It is disappointing that such an important véhicule of the early years of the war is unavailable as a 1/72 scale model kit. Airfix used to make a Matilda a l'échelle 1/76, but have since removed it from their listings. If they were to reissue the kit ou another company release it, this gap in modelling would be filled.

    The Matilda, avec its 2 pdr gun et 78 mm of armor, could knock out any char allemand during those days of the war that led up to Dunkirk. The Matilda II fought at the BEF counterattack at Arras in France, et took part in Wavell's early desert offensive against the Italians en Afrique du Nord. The Matilda was also virtually immune to all canons antichar enemy other than the '88 allemand.

    Because this important tank is unavailable a l'échelle 1/72, it is difficult to simulate any early campagnes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale involving des forces britanniques. Therefore, I feel certain that if any manufacturer were to produce a Matilda II kit a l'échelle 1/72, it would become very popular.

  11. Infanterie Nassovienne a Waterloo
  12. Dragons de la Garde impériale
  13. Artillerie à Pied Française
  14. Figurines des pertes napoléoniens
  15. Infanterie napoléonienne avec des échelles, attaquant La Haye Sainte ou point fortifié similaire
  16. Infanterie Hollando-Belge des Cent-Jours
  17. Cavalerie Hollando-Belge des Cent-Jours
  18. Guerre Franco-Allemande: Infanterie Française
  19. Guerre Franco-Allemande: Infanterie Prussienne
  20. Guerre Franco-Allemande: Infanterie Bavaroise
  21. Assyriens
  22. Ancient Israelites
  23. Modern Israelis
  24. Modern Arab Armies* (ESCI planned to do them)
  25. Croisés
  26. Sarrasins
  27. Lanzknechts
  28. Janissaires
  29. Vikings
  30. Huns
  31. Romains tardifs
  32. Romains Républicains* (ESCI planned to do them)
  33. Carthaginois* (ESCI planned to do them)
  34. Révolte des Boxers Chinese/European armies
  35. Samurai
  36. Mongoles de la Horde d'Or
  37. Révoltes Jacobites, 1715 et 1745: Highlanders Écossais et Anglo-Hanovriens
  38. Hanovriens du 18e Siècle
  39. Bundeswehr Fédérale Allemande, 46 Figurines + Equipment

    1. 4x Platoon/Squad Leader avec Uzi et map case, debout
    2. 3x Assistant Squad Leader avec G3, waving ou pointing
    3. 3x Soldier avec MG3, avançant ou couché, tirant
    4. 3x Soldier avec ammo boxes for MG3, avançant ou couché, feeding ammo
    5. 3x Soldier avec G3 et new helmet, avançant 1
    6. 3x Soldier avec G3 et fieldcap, avançant 2
    7. 3x Soldier avec G3 et fieldcap, avançant 3
    8. 3x Soldier avec G3 et beret, avançant 4
    9. 3x Soldier avec G3 et beret, avançant 5
    10. 3x Soldier avec G3 et new helmet, couché, observing
    11. 3x Soldier avec G3 et new helmet, rising up from couché
    12. 3x Soldier avec G3 et new helmet, à genoux, observing
    13. 2x Engineer avec two AT-mines, G3 on back
    14. 4x Soldier avec G3, seated (to be used on et inside véhicules). It would beuseful if this figurine could be converted to a conducteur simply by removing the weapon.
    15. Separate weapons: Light et heavy Panzerfaust, Radio, fuel cannisters, MG3 resting on bipod, ammo boxes.

      Following the downsizing, re-equipment et modernization of the Bundeswehr, these figurines may become very popular avec collectionistes et dioramistes. ESCI produced a set of NATO soldiers, but there were only three useful poses of Bundeswehr soldiers among them. Soldats debouts et tirants are not very common on the modern battlefield, which is why we have proposed les poses avançant, à genoux et observing. In order to change these figurines into the older, olive grey Bundeswehr uniform style, American steelhelmets avec netting cover may be scrounged from Revell Infanterie Américaine de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

  40. Infanterie Britannique (steel helmets) de la Première Guerre mondiale. Including brancardiers, Vickers machine gun crew, Lewis gun, officier avec flare et soldat avec field telephone.
  41. Infanterie Polonaise de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, 1939
  42. Infanterie Roumaine ou Hollandaise de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (Similar uniforms et helmets, figurines could be painted as either troupes Roumaines ou Hollandaises)
  43. Hellenistic infantry
  44. Hellenistic cavalry

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