La scatola contains Zuavi in braided jackets, baggy trousers, gaiters, fez, e combat gear consisting of a cartridge box e bayonet scabbard. The men may be deployed in due different battlefield formations, firing o attacking. The soldatini look like they are right out of an American Civil War painting, e they will be very popular con collezionisti e giocatori wargame. The soldiers shown here are from an unidentified unit of zuavi nordisti.
Eight each of the running, standing firing, avanzando, e kneeling firing zuavi are in the box. The poses shown above are supplied in fours. The loading, ed advancing soldiers may be converted to portabandiere.
Ufficiali are not included in the set, because they often wore a uniform which differed from that of the NCOs e men. Regulation frock coats were common, con red pants, braided kepis, e cuff lace in stile confederato indicating the officer’s zuavi status. Uno ufficiale delle fanteria regolare di Airfix, ESCI, Italeri, o Revell may be painted to act as an ufficiale dei zuavi.
48 soldatini in 8 posture – 22.5 mm pari a 162 cm di altezza
- 4 NCOs & 8 Zuavi, avanzando
- 8 Running
- 4 Bayonetting
- 4 Stabbing
- 4 Loading
- 8 Standing, sparando
- 8 Kneeling, sparando
Excellent choice of subject. Zuavi were the most colourful troops della guerra civile americana, they add a lot of period flavor to a diorama o simulation game. Giocatori wargame e collezionisti dei soldatini della guerra civile americana in scala 1:72 have been waiting more than due decades for this fascinating diversion from the blue e gray painting routine.
The sculpting style is reminiscent of period military painting, these soldiers capture the action e drama of Civil War battle very convincingly.
Nicely detailed soldatini. Zuavi jackets, shirts, trousers, gaiters, tassled caps, e sashes are accurately modelled.
In-period facial features con big moustaches e goatees. These heads with the tassled cap may be used for a number of conversion, including sailors e pirates del XVIII secolo.
The poses are nicely compatibile con eachother. The advancing, charging, e bayonetting zuavi form an attacking unit, whereas the loading e firing men are suitable for the defensive. The NCO can lead units in attack o defense, e one each of the attacking o defending poses may be converted to a portabandiera.
This box offers many more zuavi poses than the recently released Italeri set of fanteria e zuavi nordisti. Sadly, the due figure ranges are not immediately compatibile con eachother, the HäT soldatini are slimmer, e their heads are noticeably smaller. If Italeri zuavi heads are mounted on the HäT soldatini, the other differences in sculpting may be less apparent.
Good casting quality, very little flash.
Cast in grey plastic; a departure from HäT’s policy of producing soldatini in the historic uniform colour. Dark blue would have been more appropriate.
Canteens e haversacks are missing. It was common practise to discard heavy gear like backpacks e blankets prior to battle. However, the men would have carried water, e some personal oggetti into battle con them.
Cap boxes are missing. Most zuavi units carried the cartridge box on the right rear of the waist-belt, e the cap box on the right front of the waist-belt. The cap box kept percussion caps dry e separate from the ammunition.
Portabandiere are not included, but the loading ed advancing zuavi will be easy to convert. Flag staves cut from 0.6 mm piano wire should be 33 mm long in order to accomodate the regulation flag scaled down to 27.5 mm × 25.4 mm.
There are no marching poses in the set, despite the fact that marching fanteria is by far the most useful figure type for massed formations on o off the battlefield. Running, charging, bayonetting, e pointing soldiers are immediately recognized as individuals, e they don’t look right in any formation, because a unit of them appears like an unrealistically choreographed drill team. Massed columns, o lines of men con shouldered muskets are expected to be nearly in the same pose, they look very realistic together even if the same marching figure is used repeatedly. Giocatori di wargame, collezionisti, e dioramisti are much better served if the majority of soldatini in an American Civil War fanteria set are made up of cinque o six compatible variations of the shouldered musket pose. Simple head-swap conversions would multiply this number to 30 o 40 noticeably different marching soldatini in the same unit. Manufacturers need to study the spectacular scenes in the movie GETTYSBURG to really appreciate what combat formations look like when they march, change formation, ed advancing under fire, con muskets shouldered.
- Zuavi della Guerra di Secessione Americana in Kepi
- 5th New York Zouaves, e 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers in full dress turbanti, using appropriate heads from ESCI’s Muslim Warriors set. The turban does look nice on these soldatini, even if it was not normally worn in battle.
HäT Industrie’s ACW zuavi add colourful variety to an increasingly popular period of simulation gaming. Wargame rules for the ACW period are readily available, ed it is now possible to deploy the famous reggimenti di zuavi which fought at Bull Run ed other early war engagements. These soldatini are a must-have, e we do hope that HäT Industry may cover other ACW troop types in similar style.
- On Campaign – The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco, pp. 56, 83
- Wise, Terence: Military Flags of the World, 1618–1900, Plates 56-57
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