IMEX Cavalleria Nordista mounted on upscaled 57 × 43 mm cavalleria stands compatibile con the Fire e Fury game system. We multiplied all 15 mm Fire e Fury stand sizes by 1.5 to accommodate the larger soldatini in scala 1:72. The cavalleria guidon is a pianowire staff con a handpainted paper flag glued to it, which has been attached to the saddle of one of the trooper’s horses. Il trombettiere in the second rank is shown in a blue jacket con yellow braid, sky-blue trousers con yellow sidestripe, black boots, white gloves ed a black hat. The trooper in the foreground comes from the IMEX Cavalleria Confederata set which can be used to increase the number of figure poses in a Nordista o Cavalleria Confederata unit.
Blue o Gray
With the exception of the elaborately braided trombettiere soldatini, these Cavalleria Nordista troopers are ideally suited as Cavalleria Confederata of the same conflict. The cut of the uniforms e much of the equipaggiamento was similar on both sides, the main distinction being the colour of the jacket, blue for the Union e gray for the cavalleria confederata. Yellow facings on the jacket were common in both armies, as were the sky-blue trousers. The Union naval blockade caused severe hardship in the South, particularly toward the end of the war. As a result, frontline soldiers frequently depended on clothing e re-equipping themselves con oggetti taken from caduti nordisti on the battlefield. Anyone wearing too much equipaggiamento nemico ran the risk of being treated as a spy if captured.
12 dismounted cavalleria in 4 posture – 23 mm pari a 166 cm di altezza
- Ufficiale con Pistol (3)
- Trooper con Pistol (5)
- Trooper turning hay (2)
- Trooper carrying saddle (2)
5 fanti in 2 posture – 23 mm pari a 166 cm di altezza
- Fante standing, sparando (2)
- Fante kneeling, sparando (3)
11 mounted cavalleria in 5 posture – 23 mm pari a 166 cm di altezza
- Trooper con Carbine, sparando (3)
- Trooper due Pistols, sparando (3)
- Trooper con Pistol, sparando (3)
11 cavalli in 3 posture – 23 mm equal 16.1 mani
The soldatini look very similar to the Revell soldiers della guerra civile americana, they are equally well sculpted. Folds in the uniform, belts, pouches, sabres e pistols are nicely detailed, the troopers are correctly proportioned e they paint well.
The mounted officer is a splendid figure, dramatically posed, e there is a very nice horse available to mount him on. One of the other due horses looks a little stunted, its head e neck are quite large e the back appears too short. Nevertheless, it’s an acceptable mount when painted.
Useful historic poses. However, when displayed in formation, the troopers seem to be discharging their armi sideways, into their own ranks.
Good casting quality, minimal flash.
Sculpted by Bill Farmer.
One wonders why cinque fanteria soldatini con muskets regolari are included in this cavalleria set. Additional dismounted cavalleria types con carbines would have been more appropriate.
None of the dismounted troopers are using the Sharps carbine, the standard cavalleria arm for dismounted combat. These soldatini di Cavalleria Nordista might have been equipped con the Spencer repeater which gave them a significant tactical advantage even against fanteria nemica. The Spencer carbine could be reloaded while lying down, whereas fanteria had to stand o kneel to reload the musket.
None of the mounted soldatini carry the carbine, which was normally suspended from a shoulderbelt e later attached to the saddle.
A portabandiera is not included e none of the troopers lend themselves to conversion. We used an Airfix Cavalleria Nordista figure conversion to complete the group pictured above.
- Cavalleria Nordista, 1861–1866
- Cavalleria Confederata, 1861–1865
Collezionisti e giocatori wargame have waited nearly a decade for a manufacturer to complete the American Civil War range of 1:72 scale soldatini ed offer the necessary cavalleria types. IMEX deserves praise for filling the niche ed offering an attractive set of mounted e dismounted troopers. Admittedly, there would need to be Sharpshooters, generals e famous personalities to really consider this chapter of 1:72 scale history closed, but at least the tre arms of service have been covered in some detail now. The Cavalleria Confederata set from IMEX offers additional poses which can be used to create more variety of soldatini in Cavalleria Nordista formations e vice versa. Compatible 20mm metal soldatini may become available to fill any remaining niches.
- On Campaign – The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco, pp. 19, 41-42
- Wise, Terence: Military Flags of the World, 1618–1900, Plates 56-57
Domande più frequenti
Per ulteriori informazioni, per favore contatta la redazione di Rivista Military Miniatures nel Miniatures Forum.