Französische Dragoner, 1804–1810

Testbericht der 1:72 Figuren von Italeri 1:72

Französische Dragoner, Napoleonische Kriege, 1804–1810, 1:72 Figuren Italeri 6015

Readers of Military Miniatures Magazine voted for French Dragoons as their second choice of the Wishlist 98. The list was forwarded to popular manufacturers und two of them, Italeri und HäT Industrie, have since produced a set of French Dragoons. Reason enough to keep sending suggestions for the M3 Wishlist.

Inhalt

17 Dragoner in 9 Posen – 25 mm entsprechen 180 cm Körpergröße

17 Pferde in 5 Posen – 22 mm entsprechen 158 cm Stockmaß

Bewertung

Detail und casting quality is of the high standard we have come to expect of Italeri. Some mould lines will have to be removed prior to painting.

Useful poses. All of the Figuren are charging, with the horsehair tails of their dragoon helmets flying, und they will look very attractive when deployed in formation. There is still scope for a set of dragoon Figuren in stationary poses und dismounted. Dragoons were often used for picked duty which can be an interesting subject of a diorama.

The uniform is of the pre-1810 pattern, with long tails. This may be changed to the 1810–1812 uniform style by cutting the tails back so that the false turnbacks are square at the lower edge.

The pockets on the turnbacks are horizontal, making the Figuren suitable for only one half of the French regiments. The other regiments had vertical pockets.

The guidon is incorrect, it should have an inscription in the central diamond, not an imperial eagle.

The trumpeter, eagle-bearer, one of the officers, und all of the troopers are wearing cavalry carbine belts, but there are no dragoon muskets attached to them. The trooper holding the musket in his hand is correct, except for the fact that he is galloping. This figure would have been much more suitable as a skirmisher or cavalry picket, mounted on a stationary or walking horse. If muskets are not sculpted on the Figuren directly, manufacturers should at least provide spare weapons which may be glued or soldered to the Figuren later.

Most of the horses are modelled with the cloth pistol covers over the sheepskin saddle cover. The other way around would be more appropriate.

The grenade badge on the shabraque is correct for officers. The troopers carried the regimental number in the same place. Carefully remove the grenade badge und paint regimental numbers in the corner of the shabraque.

The horses are modelled in the wrong gait, as is typical of Italeri cavalry until now. One horse is almost in a proper galloping pose, but its left hoof is incorrectly tilted backwards, not ready to be placed on the ground. One can only advise the sculptor to study Revell’s superb Swedish Cavalry, consult one of numerous books on the subject, und show the master Figuren to someone familiar with horses.

Historische Verwendung

  • Italienische Garde-Dragoner 1806–1814
  • Italienische Dragoner 1806–1814
  • Französische Dragoner der Imperialgarde 1806–1810
  • Französische Dragoner in der Uniform vor 1810, mit horizontalen Taschen, 1804–1810
Régiment Feldzüge Schoßumschläge Kragen Aufschläge Aufschlagpatte
1re 1805-1807 scharlachrot scharlachrot scharlachrot scharlachrot
2e 1805-1807, Spanien, Russland scharlachrot grün scharlachrot grün
3e 1805-1807 scharlachrot scharlachrot grün scharlachrot
7e Österreich 1809, Russland karmin karmin karmin karmin
8e 1805-1807, Spanien karmin grün karmin grün
9e 1805-1807, Spanien karmin karmin karmin grün
13e 1805-1807, Russland rosa rosa rosa rosa
14e 1805-1807, Spanien, Russland rosa grün rosa rosa
15e 1805-1807 rosa rosa grün rosa
19e 1805-1807, Russland gelb gelb gelb gelb
20e 1805-1807, Spanien, Russland gelb grün gelb grün
21e 1805-1807 gelb grün grün gelb
25e 1805 orange orange orange orange
26e 1805-1807, Spanien orange grün orange grün
27e 1805-1807, Spanien orange orange grün orange

Interessante Umbauten

  • Französische Dragoner 1810–1812
  • Französische Dragoner der Kaisergarde 1810–1815
  • Französische Guides des Generalstabes
  • Gardes d’Honneur, italienische Garde 1806–1815

Italeri’s French Dragoner are a welcome addition to the growing range of Napoleonic cavalry now available in 1:72 scale. As new troop types appear on the market it may be possible one day to raise complete wargame armies in this scale.

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Französische Dragoner der Napoleonischen Kriege