This platoon commander is based on a famous photograph (shown Page 7 Osprey Publishing Men-at-Arms, The German Army in WW1 (1) 1914-15) from the 2nd Guards Division. He wears the M1910 infantry officers’ field uniform and he field tunic has Brandenburg cuffs, infantry red piping, regimental colour collar patches, and Guards collar and cuff braids with the extra Guard bottom cuff piping. His subaltern’s field equipment comprises the officers’ backpack, binocular case, map case, and P08 pistol in a hard-shell holster. He still has the conspicuous officers’ braid belt and impractical M1889 infantry officers’ sword. Note the plain helmet cover worn by Guards units; and the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class button ribbon.
The images show the figure holding a pipe, a second arm is also included with the figure holding a cigarette which provides an alternative pose.
Sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi, this figure is cast in grey resin in 1/32 scale. Box art is by Stelios Demiras.
Uniform reference; Osprey Publishing Men-at-Arms, The German Army in WW1 (1) 1914-15. Print ISBN: 978 1 84176 565 5
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Please note that the figures are supplied unpainted and require assembly. This product is not suitable for children under the age of 16.