Russian Infantry and Partisans 1942/43

Kit # 72522

Preview by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)

This is one of the medium-sized sets from Preiser, containing 12 figures and no additional sprues for accessories.
While you actually only get 6 different figures (you get every sprue twice), you will be able to do some mixing and matching to have them look somewhat different. For instance, you get 24 heads with different headgear, a separate helmet and some other gear as separate pieces. You also get 32 arms.

I am not a specialist on Russian uniforms, but two of the six distinct torsos seem to be for paramilitary (i.e. partisan) forces, while the other 4 seemingly are Soviet regulars, of which one is an officer. The two partisans are both kneeling and one of the options is to fit them with arms that are activating an explosive device.

All figures are anatomically complete. Sculpting is good, but not Preiser's best. Facial expressions are very nice. (I especially like the bearded guy.) The weapons are quite blurry.

Assembly instructions - for as far as you need them - are on the inside of the box, as is usual for Preiser. To access them, you will need to cut the box up.

Back to Manufacturer Kit List Back to Home Page

Article Last Updated: 15 May 2009