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Germania Figuren

Set 72-3001

Germanic Tribe Warriors

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released 2012
Contents 6 figures
Poses 6 poses
Material Resin
Colours Cream
Average Height 25.5 mm (= 1.84 m)

Review

Generally sets of Germans from around the period of the Roman Empire show them fighting, and therefore stripped down for battle. Of course for much of the time the weather was too cold or wet for such light clothing, and this unusual collection of figures shows these tribesmen in normal bad weather attire. All have tunics or coats and some have a cape-like garment that further protects the head and shoulders. They have trousers and mostly wrappings round the lower leg with thongs to keep it in place. For the ordinary tribesman this clothing would generally have been woollen, but several here have animal skins as well. Left untreated an animal skin keeps the natural oils that help make it an effective waterproof garment as well as warm, so everything here is entirely reasonable and accurate.

All are simply walking, as the photograph shows, so the poses are sedate but very nicely done. Each man has been given a spear, which is produced in metal, and there is a range of shields to be distributed as the customer sees fit, although we would have expected some of these to also be covered as they are not in use. The sculpting is excellent, with the tricky top knots beautifully done and the faces full of character. The texture of the furs is another stand-out feature, but everything is really well done.

With no plastic figures yet produced with this level of clothing and in marching poses, this resin set provides something different and makes a highly attractive set of figures.

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