This set of Russian hussars is a fine example of what I like about the offerings from this manufacturer. The variety of interesting and animated poses, the chunky, rough style that can look pretty poor in the raw plastic, but paints up beautifully—as these examples from Mark show. The addition of the lances for the front rank of figures adds greatly to the visual effect—and their performance on the tabletop in games from 1812 on!
Our friends at the Plastic Soldier Review, who are usually luke-warm at best about the offerings from this manufacturer, give this set mainly 8s and 9s out of 10 for their five ratings (although only a 7 for sculpting).
|Alexandria & Belarus hussars|
|... and another view—lance in the front rank|
|...from the other side|
|They put those 'pointed sticks' to good use, seeing off a 'blown' unit of cuirassiers|
This was repeated by the Alexandria hussars, thanks to a timely '6' against a '2' (broken cuirassiers in the distance, heading off-table!)
|...but those Belarus boys were less successful!|