Infantería Francesa de las Guerras Napoleónicas, 1812–1815

Revisión de las figuras Airfix en escala 1:76

Infantería Francesa de las Guerras Napoleónicas, 1812–1815, 1:76 Figuras Airfix 01744

The eight fusiliers in this unit are Airfix figures, the voltigeurs and grenadiers are ESCI French guard grenadiers. Notice that the Airfix fusiliers are much shorter and thicker than the ESCI figures. These soldiers are not very compatible with each other, and it shows. Rather than recruit grenadiers and voltigeurs from other figure sets, discerning modellers will want to model their own elite infantrymen by sculpting epaulettes on these Airfix fusiliers. Putty or modelling wax may be used for this purpose, and the result will be much more convincing than the figure mix shown here.

Contenido

44 Figures in 14 posturas – 21.5 mm igualan 163 cm altura

  • Coronel o mayor, a caballo (1)
  • Sargento mayor abanderado (1)
  • Sargento, marchando (6)
  • Tamborilero (1)
  • Cornetista (1)
  • Fusilero, asaltando (4)
  • Fusilero, avanzando (4)
  • Fusilero, de pie, tirando (6)
  • Fusilero, arrodillado, tirando (6)
  • Fusilero, arrodillado, repeliendo caballería (3)
  • Fusilero, semi-amartillando el pie de gato (3)
  • Fusilero, atacando el cartucho (6)
  • Fusilero caído (2)
  • Fusilero, evacuando un herido (1x2)

Evaluación

  • Good choice of subject, the fusiliers in the habit-veste of 1812 are unique in this scale.
  • Many excellent poses of marching, advancing and firing infantry, including casualty figures.
  • The set includes a nice range of command figures, with the exeption of dismounted officers.
Airfix and ESCI French fusiliers with epaulettes made of Green Stuff, now serving as Grenadiers and Voltigeurs.
  • Grenadiers and Voltigeurs are not included, they will have to be converted.
  • The figuras are relatively short and stocky, with unusually large heads and chacos. They do not easily mix with figuras from other manufacturers.
  • The abanderado is a nice figure, but he should really be an eagle-bearer.
  • In the later part of the Napoleonic wars, trouser were worn over short gaiters.
  • The coat tails on these figuras are too long, and not of the correct cut. In 1810, the coat tails were shortened, and the false turnbacks now extended to the edge of the tails. This fashion carried on when the habit-veste was introduced in 1812.
  • The typical cuff-flaps are missing.

Empleo Histórico

  • French Fusiliers 1812–1815
  • Swiss, Italian, and other French Allied Fusiliers 1812–1815

Conversiones Posibles

  • Grenadiers and Voltigeurs of the line. Add epaulettes.
  • Württemberg Jägers and Light Infantry 1811–1815

These figuras are still the only available French fusiliers wearing the habit-veste which was introduced in 1812. The poses are great for wargamers who want to build advancing and firing units.

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Figuras Francésas Napoleónicas