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yarkshire gamer14 Mar 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

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A few weeks ago I did a review of these fine 28mm models from Dog Tag Miniatures, well now the full squad is ready for action.

I had a few problems with the sidecar getting it in the right position and ended up using supports underneath to hold it in place, but other than that minor quibble these are top notch figures.

Looking forward to getting them on the table in a few weeks time for our next Op Compass Campaign Game and yes the Sidecar is on the correct side, just before you ask.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Mar 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

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Dynaman878914 Mar 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Excellent work.

But I can't help myself – that last guy looks like he is taking a dump.

Mark 114 Mar 2019 5:44 p.m. PST

The figures look lovely. Very well done.

I too would like to have some Italian motorcycle troops for my gaming. Unhappily at my scale (6mm) there are no Italian motorcycle troops available, so I will need to kit-bash them up from other motorcycle troops if I want them.

What holds me back is my impression, both from my observations in pictures from the period and my discussions on various fora, that the Italian motorcycle troops rarely used side-cars. Far more common was simply two-man tandem seating on a motorcycle, and the motor-tricycles for support weapons.

Can anyone provide fresh insight into whether side-cars should form a useful portion of an Italian motorcycle formation?

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 7:48 p.m. PST

WOW great work.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 9:51 p.m. PST

Excellent presentation of the figures. I have just received the exact same batch. This will be good reference material. These are beautiful figures; casting is resin very delicate but strongly made. I got mine with steel helmets. I have warlord figures as the dismounted version.

I don't think there were as many sidecar units as in the German army, but there were some. Useful for mounting light machine guns.

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Maybe somebody will make these figures with bicycles, as they were very common. Both riding them, and carrying them on their back. Also I would love to find Bersaglieri running with the rifle at the trail which was a common pose for them.

yarkshire gamer15 Mar 2019 1:41 a.m. PST

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If only I had seen this before ! The trikes seem to have carried all sorts of stuff, I've got pics of them with 4 guys in the back never mind just one, even towing a 65/17 gun so very versatile.

The sidecar question is an interesting one, pictures of them in use are hard to find so it would be interesting to know, maybe a trip to Moto Guzzi next time I am on Lake Como, further research required.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Volleyfire15 Mar 2019 1:46 a.m. PST

Is that small boy holding up the biggest white flag they could find?

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