The box contains a nice mixture of infantry officers and men in shell jackets, most of whom can be painted to represent Infantería Nordista as well. In fact, the figuras are a little too uniform to represent late war rebel infantry. Within nine years of the original product review, published in Enero 1999, the Italeri Infantería Confederada figures pictured here have brittled and disintegrated.
51 figuras in 14 posturas – 24 mm igualan 173 cm altura
- Cavalry Officer with Revolver (1)
- Infantry Officer with drawn Sword (3)
- Abanderado (1)
- Tamborilero (1)
- Infantryman with Kepi, at attention (6)
- Infantryman with Kepi, avanzando (6)
- Infantryman with Hat, avanzando (6)
- Infantryman with Rain Cape, avanzando (3)
- Infantryman with Kepi, standing, tirando (6)
- Infantryman with Kepi, kneeling, tirando (6)
- Infantryman with Hat, ramming charge (3)
- Infantryman with Kepi, taking cartridge from pouch (3)
- Infantryman with Kepi, fixing bayonet (3)
- Cavalryman with Hat, dismounted (3)
- Excellent detail. Folds in the clothing, facial features, buttons, metal fittings, and weapons are beautifully detailed.
- Striking faces, each figure is a character.
- Useful historic poses. These troops are good value for wargamers who need to fill entire regiments.
- The dismounted cavalry trooper does not really belong in this box, but he’s a welcome addition to the growing number of cavalry skirmishers available in this scale. The man actually makes a perfect horse holder, and his carbine can be used to upgrade any cavalry figure lacking one.
- El abanderado is a very nice figure, but the flag is too small. Wargamers may find this acceptable, modellers may want to scratch-build the proper item.
- Most figuras in this set may be painted to represent infantry of either army.
- Good casting quality, some flash.
- Cast in light gray plastic, these Confederates are suitable for speedpainting. Unfortunately, the PE plastic of these figures has brittled and disintegrated within nine years of purchase.
- As is the case in other figure sets, some standard equipment is carried incorrectly. The most frustrating problem is that many figuras carry the cartridge box on the left hip, where they can’t reach it during reloading. Likewise, the bayonet scabbard is worn left or right, as the sculptor wishes. Bayonet scabbards differ in length noticeable.
- The officers carry their pistols incorrectly, with the butt facing backwards, and the holsters are not of the military variety. Best cut these off and scratch-build your own. Tassles are in evidence to the left of the belt buckle, but the sashes are not visible underneath the belt. Sculptors, please note: The waist-belt is not a sash! None of the officers show the typical Confederate rank markings, hungarian style knots on the lower arms. These will have to be painted on.
- Too many of the men carry regulation knapsacks which would have been quickly lost or discarded in the field. Clearly, these troops are not veteran rebel infantry.
- The crouching, firing man is in a very uncomfortable and, therefore, unrealistic pose for a combat infantryman.
- The mounted officer’s horse is rearing, not a very versatile pose for a diorama or wargame unit. Wargamers and diorama builders may need one of these dramatically posed animals, but figure manufacturers give us entire armies of them. What a waste of valuable resources. The officer himself is a cavalry type, although he may be painted to represent a general officer.
- Infantería Confederada, 1861–1865
- Infantería Nordista, 1861–1865
This box offers good value for money. Most of the poses are solid wargaming types, and they will mix well with figuras available from other manufacturers.
- On Campaign – The Civil War Art of Keith Rocco, pp. 29, 35-39, 44-45, 52, 60-64, 75-77, 85-86, 92
- Wise, Terence: Military Flags of the World, 1618–1900, Plates 58-59
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