This set of Figuren qualifies as a study of Confederate cavalry dress, from regulation shell jackets, frock coats, und greatcoats, to hussar uniforms, und campaign dress featuring civilian items of clothing. It is the most accurate set of 1:72 scale cavalry on the market today, und it may be the only box of Figuren which portrays men actually riding correctly. Not only do the horses have Zügel, 30 % of the riders are sculpted holding the reins in their left hand, like any sane man would. These are not circus riders, the men are definitely in the cavalry.
There are a number of noticeable improvements relating to horse poses, riding style, und the way equipment is carried. Many of the changes point in a new qualitative direction of figure 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 with a full complement of command figures, including two officer types, the guidon-bearer, und trumpeter. The company must be commended for setting the standard against which other cavalry must be judged.
17 Kavalleristen in 10 Posen – 25 mm entsprechen 180 cm Körpergröße
- J.E.B. Stuart mit Fernglas (1)
- Kavallerieoffizier mit Säbel, Frock Coat (1)
- Standartenträger, Shell Jacket und Käppi (1)
- Trompeter, Shell Jacket und Käppi (1)
- Trooper mit Säbel, Husarenjacke und Hut (3)
- Trooper mit Säbel, Frock Coat und Cape (2)
- Trooper mit Säbel, Sack Coat und Hut (2)
- Trooper mit Karabiner, abwartend, Sack Coat und Hut (2)
- Trooper mit Karabiner, schießend, Shell Jacket und Hut (3)
- Trooper mit Revolver, abgesessen, Shell Jacket (1)
17 Pferde in 5 Posen – 22 mm entsprechen 158 cm Stockmaß
- Stehendes Pferd (4)
- Gehendes Pferd (4)
- Trabendes Pferd (4)
- Galoppierendes Pferd (4)
- Gefallenes Pferd (1)
Excellent detail. Buttons, belt buckles, badges, weapons und accoutrements are clearly visible und easy to paint.
Useful historic poses. These Figuren will be very popular with wargamers, collectors and diorama builders.
Striking faces, each figure is a character. These heads can be used for many interesting conversion projects.
The selection of horses is very good, it includes standing, walking, und charging poses, even a fallen animal with 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.
Die galoppierenden Pferde look static in the hind quarters, und 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, und sculptors need to study horses in nature or in books. Riding literature is abundant, und there is absolutely no excuse for the ridiculous galloping poses we routinely see. Italeri is not alone in botching the charging horses, the problem is almost universal. One advice to manufacturers would be to concentrate on standing or walking horses, because there is less potential for mistakes the more legs are on the ground. Anyone venturing into the realm of trotting, cantering, or galloping horses should first take design lessons from Revell. Thirty Years’ War Swedish Cavalry produced by Revell features the most accurate galloping poses on the market, they should be an inspiration to designers everywhere.
Some standard equipment is missing or 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 men who carry carbines have no cap pouch at all, und some of the others are missing the ammunition pouch.
The guidon-bearer carries no carbine, in which case he should have discarded the carbine belt as well. Sadly, the figure wears the carbine belt like a cross-belt, attached to the front und rear of the waist-belt. The problem may be fixed by attaching an ammunition pouch to the rear of the carbine belt, und scrounging a suitable carbine from another cavalry figure. 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 with an ammunition pouch.
Something is wrong with the guidon, it appears like a multi-pose item. The top of the staff shows the guidon rolled up und 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 Federstahldraht staff und used in conjunction with another figure.
- Confederate Cavalry, 1861–1865
- 1st Virginia Cavalry, 1861–1865
- Hampton’s Legion Cavalry, 1861
- Figures in regulation cavalry uniforms may be painted to represent Union Cavalry.
These new Italeri cavalry Figuren show a significant improvement over earlier sets. The mixture of standing, walking, charging, und fallen horse poses is very useful, every rider now finds the correct mount.