Re: Re: Re: 12 x WW1 RUSSIAN FIGURES IS NOT ENOUGH
Its a pity that mass armies like ww1 russian brittish german are being represented by so few figures.These figures are fine themselves but dont look like an operating unit.Surley there was better platoon organisation than this.Maybe the "mothers boys" in coats will pad this set out when they turn up.
this is where a stokes mortar team or gun team helps splits up/pad out the pack.we see alot in 40+ figure sets.Gives alot more play option with the sets.
A stretcher(folded) bearer party running out to the wounded is rarely seen in model form.
Airfix and others break up teh pack with a casualty .One upright one on the ground.
I like it best when wounded are being tended or carried on 2 crossed rifles etc or over the shoulder.few appear to be getting dragged along by the buddy(presumably wounded also).
Always there is a number 2 for a machine gun running behind the gunner stooping low...with spare ammo bandoliers or boxes almost stumbling every 10 yards.
Plus teh experienced corporal to sight.Maybe we see when these "mothers boys" appear soon with teh coats on.
A pair of forward field telephone operators calling HQ etc would be luxury.Or at least a company runner running up to an officer offering a message.Maybe thats a conversion in waiting.
Re: Re: Re: Re: 12 x WW1 RUSSIAN FIGURES IS NOT ENOUGH
Overall, the details of the figures are very nice. But I do have to agree that Mini Boxes for this theme may not be enough.
For the WWI Infantry theme, I feel they deserve and hope the S*R Team considers a full set including the suggestions Hank has made. Not a command set, but a rounded out set of men charging the trenches.
So far, I only count 3 caps vs many more adrian helmets. One vote from me that the next set will have more caps for doing head swops or conversions. And I hope for more poses of men charging trenches. I tend to favor the earlier days of WWI before it got so mechanized. I always like those wounded, dead, stretcher-bearer, machine gun poses ...
But like I said, nice sculpting and I especially like the well-done blanket/coat roll details!