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Set 104


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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 1974
Contents Varying number of pieces
Poses 6 poses
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours Green
Average Height 22 mm (= 1.58 m)


Atlantic produced a lot of specialist sets for each of their ranges, and there are certainly some intriguing ones for their modern range, but of course no army is complete without the infantry. However Atlantic never said what army their modern range refers to, so we must assume it was either the Italian or the US Army that was the model for this set, although the aim was probably for generic 'modern' soldiers.

Some of the modern series have a fair number of poses, but this is not one of them. Six poses in a set where variety of poses is perhaps more important than elsewhere is simply not good enough. What poses there are seem to be mostly about waving guns in the air and of little use anyway. The man laying a mine is an interesting idea, but as a group these do not even cover the basics.

The uniform is generic later 20th century combat gear and is much simplified. The man with a canteen hanging near his right knee must find movement very painful while that bangs into his leg all the time. All the men have packs, although the minelayer has a circular pack on his pack - perhaps that is meant to be another mine (a disturbing thought)?

The figures are thin, the detail very poor, the poses are few and do not look natural, there is lots of flash, there are mould marks on the figures and no-one is really doing anything except running around. On the plus side, well, there isn't a plus side to be honest. There really is nothing good to say about this set at all, so hard to imagine what it could be used for today.


Historical Accuracy 2
Pose Quality 1
Pose Number 1
Sculpting 3
Mould 3

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