Packs come with four figures, one with arm raised, one firing, one standing holding a bore-sponge, one sighting with field glasses. The figure with the sponge might be puzzling, where a figure holding a shell might have been plus approprié - though would still be necessary to sponge the barrel for the older French guns in use in les colonies.
Animation is nice - a different pose for each. Detail is good. Proportions are also good - the figures seem a little larger than the previously released French Marine Infantry (comparison pics forthcoming). I hope that Askari Minis isn't giving in to scale-creep - there are plenty of larger scaled colonial period miniatures available.
Shown below with an Old Glory French Marine on the left and a RAFM British Martian "Sepoy" on the right.
|From left to right: 1 Old Glory, 4 Askari, 1 RAFM|
Askari Miniatures French Marine Artillerists
Overall: 4 out of 5
Apparently, I cannot leave the miniatures of mixed manufacturers alone on the photo table, as when I had returned, the poor Old Glory Marsouin, outnumbered (but not out-gunned), was having the wind put up him by Les Bigors - allegedly for his hyper-active pose.
O Marsouin, ne vous regardez où vous sont en marche?
Ah, the joys of a friendly, inter-service rivalry...
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