Portabandiera e soldiers of the 2. New Hampshire Regiment commanded by Colonel Enoch Poor. The reggimento was raised on 20th maggio 1775 ed it was taken into Washington’s army in gennaio 1776 as the 8th Continental Regiment. The Airfix soldatini may be painted in a variety of uniforms of the State milizia e Continental Army. Wargame simulations della rivoluzione americana require suprisingly few soldatini, because many of the engagements were relatively small affairs compared to European battles of the same period. Unfortunately, there are no compatible soldatini representing the Hessian troops serving in America at the time, e the cavalleria is missing as well.
39 soldatini in 12 posture – 21 mm pari a 160 cm di altezza
- Generale George Washington a cavallo (1)
- Ufficiale (2)
- Soldiers carrying a wounded comrade (3)
- Soldatino con Powder Keg (2)
- Soldier, avanzando (6)
- Soldier loading (4)
- Soldier standing, sparando (6)
- Soldier kneeling, sparando (5)
- Soldier prone, sparando (4)
- Soldier crawling (4)
Over the past due decades, Washington’s Army, the legione straniera francese e many other Airfix figure sets have served con distinction in sandboxes e display cases around the world. Some of these classic products are available at retail stores even today, e they hold their ground alongside the more recent Revell e Italeri recruits.
Nicely sculpted soldatini, they show much detail in their uniforms, cuffs, facings, buttons, stockings, gaiters, tricornes, belts, canteens, pouches ed armi.
Useful historic poses, the soldatini appear very lively. The standard poses make very good diorama e historic simulation soldatini, althought the prone men are probably not very useful in wargaming. There are enough soldatini to raise several wargaming units, despite the comparatively low figure count.
Good casting quality. We had due set of soldatini available for review, they came from the same mould, but were produced by different companies. One set from Humbrol was made from high quality plastic ed existing flash could be trimmed off molto facilmente. On the other hand, una scatola produced by USAirfix had a quarter of the soldatini completely surrounded by a halo of flash, virtually destroying the castings o requiring an enormous amount of clean-up work.
The soldatini are significantly smaller than the more recent milizia americana e fanteria britannica di Revell. When they are mounted in separate units, the Airfix e Revell soldatini can be used alongside eachother. The difference in height becomes even less noticeable if the Airfix soldatini are mounted on slightly thicker wargaming bases.
- Continental Army, 1775 - 1778
- State milizia americana, 1775–1783
- Milizia lealista britannica, 1775–1783
- Fanteria della Guerra dei Sette Anni, 1756–1763
The soldatini’s short gaiters are removed e painted over con long gaiters.
The classic Airfix soldiers might have been the beginning of a fabulous soldatini collection del secolo XVIII. Their attractive tricorno hats are beautifully modelled e they look great when painted. Many collezionisti would have liked to see more soldatini like these, covering the other armies of the period. Granatieri britannici were available for some time, but Airfix never managed to complete the theme. Revell released very nice sets of milizia americana e fanteria britannica della guerra di indipendenza americana, but they no longer appear in the 96/97 product catalog. Collezionisti are well advised to snap up any boxes that may still be available at retail locations!
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