Cavalerie Suédoise, Guerre de Trente Ans

Revue de Figurines de Revell au 1/72

Cuirassiers et arquebusiers bavarois en passant une redoute impériale.

Cuirassiers et arquebusiers bavarois en passant une redoute impériale. Les figurines sont montées sur socles du jeu de guerre de 76 mm × 76 mm, chacun représentant un régiment à cheval de 500 cavaliers. The walls et walkways of the triangular redoubt were built from foam core, covered avec sand taken from the battlefield of Lützen, Allemagne. The slope of the bastion walls is actually too steep pour représenter the earth embankments of a temporary field fortification. A 40 degree slope would have been more accurate, but it covers much more ground space than was available on this 50 × 50 cm terrain module.

Contenu

15 figurines en 12 poses – 24 mm correspondent à 173 cm hauteur de corps

  • Général
  • Officier de Cuirassiers
  • Porte-Étandard
  • Trompette
  • Cuirassier en armure 3/4, battant au pistolet
  • Cuirassier en armure 3/4, pistolet prêt (2)
  • Cuirassier avec casque lobster, tirant au pistolet (2)
  • Cuirassier avec casque lobster, pistolet prêt (2)
  • Arquebusier avec casque, sabre libre
  • Arquebusier avec casque, battant au sabre
  • Arquebusier avec chapeau à plume, sabre libre
  • Arquebusier avec chapeau à plume, battant au sabre

15 chevaux en 8 poses

Évaluation

  • Choix de sujet excellent, these figurines may be painted as Imperial, Protestant, ou Swedish horse of the period.
  • The number of figurine et horse poses in this set is exemplary. No other cavalry figurine set offers as many as eight different horse poses in one box.
  • The quality of horse poses is exceptional. Certain poses require that the horse has only one hoof on the ground at a time, et the sculptor has used small bushes to attach the horse to its base securely. One horse is shown jumping a low obstacle, et this pose may be used very effectively in a diorama.
  • Minimal flash et mould lines on the riders.
  • Two of the Arquebusiers may be painted as dragoons, infanterie à cheval.
  • Some flash between the horses' legs et ears, et between their reigns needs to be cleaned up prior to painting.
  • The Kornett is holding the regimental standard by its staff, although he would normally draw his sabre in combat et let the standard flutter behind his shoulder. The staff rests in its cup attached to the right stirrup et is attached to a crossbelt worn by the Kornett. However, the crossbelt seems to be too long.
  • None of the Arquebusiers are firing their muskets from horseback, although this was common practise pendant la Guerre de Trente Ans.

Possibilités de Conversions

  • Le cuirassier en 3/4 armour peut être convertie en lancier by cutting the pistol off et pushing a pianowire lance through his closed fist.
  • L'autre cuirassier en 3/4 armour seems to be pointing avec his reversed pistol, et il peut être convertie en officier by simply adding a sash made from putty ou tissue paper.
  • The variety of poses may be increased by swapping heads. Dragons also portaient le casque Morion which may be scrounged des boîtes de figurines de l'Infanterie Impériale ou Espagnole de chez Revell.
  • Un des Arquebusiers peut être convertie en pose tirant using the torso of the kneeling infantryman avec light musket from Revell's Swedish Infantry. However, this pose needs a standing ou walking horse which is not available in this box. It may be possible to convert a standing horse from another cavalry figurine set, using the pistol holsters from one of the Swedish Cavalry horses.

Revell's Swedish Cavalry is an exceptionally beautiful plastic figurine set. The eight horse poses are accurately sculpted et they will be very attractive when used in a diorama ou wargame unit. The selection of riders accurately portrays trois types d'uniforme, cuirassiers, cuirassiers de Pappenheim en armure 3/4, et arquebusiers.

Questions Fréquents

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Figurines de Reîtres de la Guerre de Trente Ans