Streitwagen were introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos around 1650 b.C. The Egyptians recognized the combat value of the chariot, und they considerably improved it, making the Fahrzeug lighter und more maneuverable. If necessary, a single man could carry a chariot on his shoulders. For nearly one thousand years charioteers formed the elite of the Egyptian army. The Pharao himself rode into battle on a war chariot. Nexus re-released the Atlantic Egyptian Chariots which are popular with wargamers und diorama builders alike. The box offers excellent value for money: six chariots und the selection of four different charioteers should be enough to raise an impressive Egyptian cavalry force for wargames.
18 Figuren in 4 Posen – 24 mm entsprechen 173 cm Körpergröße
- Pharao with Bow (3)
- Charioteer with Sword (6)
- Charioteer waving Bow (6)
- Charioteer firing Bow (3)
- Two-Horse Chariot (6)
Excellent choice of subject, these Atlantic Figuren may be used to raise an Egyptian army for DBA. The spare charioteers in this set can be used to fill the ranks of infantry units.
Good value for money, the set includes six chariots with a choice of four different drivers. Surplus charioteers may be used to raise skirmish infantry units of the Egyptian army.
The Figuren are naked except for the loin cloth, und they have been sculpted correctly. Facial features, anatomical details, weapons und shields will be fun to paint.
Useful wargaming poses. These Egyptian Figuren appear realistic und they will look nicely compatible when mounted on wargame infantry stands.
The painting examples on the box cover are an inspiration to miniature painters.
The Figuren are exceptionally tall, especially considering the fact that ancient peoples were much shorter than we are today. Average figure height varies, as it should, but even the shortest of these Figuren turns out much too tall.
The chariot is too small to accomodate the typical crew of two men, the driver und an archer. One of the charioteers may be converted to represent the driver, und the figure bases will have to be cut off to allow two Figuren to fit into the chariot. Alternatively, a new chariot may be scratchbuilt from paper or plastic card.
The wheel rims und spokes are much too thick, they make the Egyptian chariot appear heavier than it actually was. Skilled modellers may want to build lighter wheels from stretched sprue spokes und plastic card rims.
The horses are cast without bases, und it can be difficult to mount them on a wargame stand securely.
- DBA Armee – Antike Ägypter
- Die Zahl der Posen may be increased by swapping heads among the Figuren.
- Funcken: le costume et les armes des soldats de tous les temps, Vol. 1, pp. 10, 15
- Allevi, Piersergio: Zinnsoldaten, S. 30, 42
The Atlantic Figuren are a must-have for wargamers und diorama builders interested in the ancient Egyptians.