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Set 6415

Peasants with Ammo Supply

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2013
Contents 4 figures and 1 mule.
Poses 3 poses, 1 mule pose
Material Plastic (Fairly Hard)
Colours Grey
Average Height 24.5 mm (= 1.77 m)


Sets that represent the logistics of a military campaign are few and far between, yet such support services were vital for any army that hoped to achieve victory in the field. Since this and other Art of Tactic sets are small-scale and intended for gaming, it is much more likely that they will cover such important but less glamorous subjects, and so we find these Japanese peasants. One is carrying a basket which could contain anything, while a second leads a pack animal with two similar baskets. The third man is clearly carrying a bunch of arrows, and of course the intention is that ammunition is the burden of all three. Since Japanese quivers held relatively few arrows, such resupply was particularly imperative for the archers.

These are all terrific figures. They wear simple short kimonos and trouser-like garments with sandals on the feet and rain hats made out of straw. Each is very well posed - aided where necessary by multiple parts - and while detail is hardly an issue with simple peasant clothing the sculpting is nonetheless excellent and highly realistic. Any line of Japanese archers would need such men close at hand to keep them supplied, and these do the job very nicely indeed.

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