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French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815

Italeri 54mm French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815 Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2005 Manufacturer Italeri
Subject French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815 Scale 54mm
Kit Number 6868 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nicely detailed gun and crew Cons The crew figures for both guns are identical
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $22.00

Italeri has released an interesting figure set in 54mm (or 1/32 scale) - two French artillery pieces with crews from 1815. The kit is molded in light yellowish-tan styrene and each of the figures are nicely cast.

French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815

The set contains two parts trees, one for each gun and crew, but the two trees are identical. Each gun comes complete with projectiles, powder and five crew figures per gun.

The prinicpal difference between these parts trees are the guns. One has a cannon, the other a howitzer.

If you look at all of the parts that are included on each tree, you'll note that you have enough material for a nice period vignette. Time to break out the Andrea paints and capture those colorful uniforms.

If you're a figure modeler or are interested in modeling the Napoleonic era, this kit will be a nice addition to your scale army.

My sincere thanks to Testors for this review sample!

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