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It's not my scale, but as things are very quiet lately for 1/72 WW1, I took a look at these new figures by Heller:
They are wearing puttees, but I suspect they are WW2. Can anyone tell by looking at the box art which war are these figures intended for?
And wouldn't it be great if they made them in 1/72!
This 1/35 Heller kit is a re-release of one of their own oop sets and should contain 6 WWII figures in rather relaxed poses afaik.
Historical pictures show the Chausseurs wearing puttees and other foot gear, so the figures seem to be ok regarding this detail at least.
Chasseurs Alpins in 1/72 would be indeed a fantastic subject yet to do!
Now that we finally have a serious range of Gebirgsjäger, Fallschirmjäger and early war Infantry the Chasseurs could serve in Norway, the Alps (vs. italian troops), at the Maginot Line or any other real or fictional 1940 battle/skirmish.
Btw, can't agree that it has been too quiet lately. There have been new WWI Alpinis from Waterloo1815, Roden announced another FWD 3-ton lorry variant and is still working on the Vauxhall D-Type staff car.
GB Modelli, Germania Figuren and numerous other resin manufacturers release excellent figures & kits at an almost monthly rate.
Thanks for the ID, Peter.
Yes, there are the Alpinis from Waterloo, and I missed the announcement from Roden. GB Modelli's stuff looks great but it's always been a little bit out of my price range. Germania only seem to make German subjects and (probably like everyone else) I have a ton of German stuff. MGM recently released two LK variants, but again, I've already got every German WW1 tank kit/model.
Back to the Chasseurs, if they were done in 1/72, it looks like it wouldn't take too much effort to make them work for WW1.
As Peter the Great said, these are a re-release of one of several WW II french infantry sets in 1/35 that Heller first produced decades ago. In 1/72 such a set would work well for both world wars, although weapons would be a stretch. Another set missing in 1/72 would be dragons portee for WW II, with their specific helmets.