Dated: December 28, 2001, updated December 31, 2001, March 18, 2002.
Box cover, test sprue and painted figures.
All above figures painted by Flavio Rossi (Italy).
All above figures painted by Scott MacPhee (USA).
HäT goes back more than 185 years for the choice of subject for their latest release in the 1/72 scale figure series, a 48 men set of Prussian Jäger and Volunteer Jäger soldiers. Superbly detailed, there are 48 individual soldiers in the set, and no assembly is required. Included in the set are riflemen standing and kneeling firing, riflemen standing and kneeling loading, riflemen advancing, riflemen cocking rifle, riflemen waiting and a multi-purpose officer. This multi-purpose officer is designed with a right ring hand, this feature will be appreciated by keen converters for the wide range of variations that become possible. For instance, rifles, swords, standards, poles, brooms, none of which are included, can be affixed, even at slightly varying angles, to this figure giving the greatest individuality possible to a man with one free hand. These figures are moulded in a hard wearing grey plastic and require only painting to be ready for combat.
With this set of Prussian jäger bearing rifles, the later Napoleonic Prussian army in 1/72 plastic is almost complete. Owners of French armies can only wince as their opponents field these former huntsmen and poachers against them. You will see no marching figures in this set as they are designed to be used on the battlefield. Due to long loading times, these riflemen worked in pairs, while one one man is firing the other is loading, or with enemy close by, one man always has a loaded weapon.
Box story - Prussian Jäger and Volunteer Jäger
The Prussian Army had three units in green uniforms which were equipped with rifles, the Guard Jäger battalion, the East Prussian Jäger battalion and the Silesian Schützen battalion, in 1814 the another unit, the Guard Schützen battalion was raised.
To increase the army in 1813 the Prussian King decided to call to arms volunteers who ideally would equip and arm themselves. They served in all branches of arms, but mainly in the infantry and cavalry, they were called Volunteer Jäger. They wore a green coat, the facings and facing colours were identical to the regular units to which they were attached as companies or squadrons. - Hans–Karl Weiss, Germany
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