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Set 72527

German Panzergrenadiers Advancing

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released Unknown
Contents 12 figures
Poses 6+ poses
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Grey
Average Height 24 mm (= 1.73 m)


This is yet another set from the large range of World War II Germans from Preiser. This time they are 'advancing' - clearly doing so in quite a relaxed environment from the look of the poses. Men are carrying kit and weapons, but clearly are not under fire and don’t exhibit any urgency. As with many Preiser sets this comes with many separate parts that can be interchanged to vary the poses, as can be seen from the complete sprue. For the most part bodies and legs are one piece, with arms, heads, kit and weapons being the changeable items. This means you are pretty much stuck with the walking poses, but within that there is quite wide scope for variation, particularly since the quantity of supplied weapons is so large.

As usual Preiser have not made any errors with the accuracy, although to be honest they have represented these men many times so they should be getting it right by now anyway. One problem with supplying so much optional kit is you can’t predict which straps will be needed, so these figures have some, and any that are missing will have to be painted on.

Sculpting is the usual high standard, and in general all parts fit together well, although the mere fact of them being separate can make for some slightly awkward joins such as with the field caps. Still this has been done as well as it could be, so no real complaints there. Nice natural gaits and good proportions make these quite attractive to the eye, and an almost total absence of flash means the modelling knife can have a rest too. Altogether a well engineered set.

As much as anything this set, and the others like it, should probably be seen all together as a large resource of different bodies, arms and legs with which you could almost make any pose you wished. However this set is remarkably similar to the Preiser German Infantry Advancing, so it doesn’t really offer much that is new.


Historical Accuracy 10
Pose Quality 9
Pose Number 7
Sculpting 9
Mould 9

Further Reading
"German Combat Equipments 1939-45" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.234) - Gordon Rottman - 9780850459524
"German Soldiers of World War II" - Histoire & Collections - Jean de Lagarde - 9782915239355
"Infantry Weapons of World War II" - David & Charles - Jan Suermont - 9780715319253
"The German Army 1939-45 (1) Blitzkrieg" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.311) - Nigel Thomas - 9781855326392
"The German Army 1939-45 (3) Eastern Front 1941-43" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.326) - Nigel Thomas - 9781855327955
"The German Army: Blitzkrieg 1939-41" - Concord (Fighting Men Series No.6001) - Gordon Rottman - 9789623616010

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