Waterloo 1815


German Cavalry WWII
(Set 1o)

Kit #: AP 025 Preview by Stephen Brezinski - sbrez1(at)comcast(dot)net
Edited by Al Magnus

This figure set represents cavalry figures of the German Army during the second world war.

The Waterloo German Cavalry Set 1 box art will be helpful with painting the figures. Based on the poses portrayed in the box art it looks like this is a reconnaissance unit. We have mounted figures peering through binoculars, and another with a map. We also have three figures on the ground with a radio, signal/flare pistol, and a Panzerbüchse 38 or Panzerbüchse 39 antitank rifle.

The kit comes with two identical sprue containing three horses, three mounted riders, three grounded soldiers, and a radio, all pretty much matching the box art. The plastic is harder than typical polyurethane figures but softer than polystyrene. The figures look to have good surface detail but some items such as the carbines and MP43 weapons mounted on the rider's backs are poorly detailed.

In the center are 1/72 scale figures from Revell AG and from ESCI. I am very sure that the Revell and ESCI figures are pretty close to 1/72 so the Waterloo figures look quite large. I find them well proportioned but too large for the stated 1/72 so may not look right next to 1/72 scale vehicles and other 1/72 figures.

This second scan compares the Waterloo German Cavalry figures with a mounted figure from Revell's German Artillery - WWII set, again showing how large the Waterloo figures are in comparison.


[1] Weapons and Equipment of the German Cavalry in World War II, Klaus Richter, Schiffer Military History 2004
[2] The Cavalry of the Wehrmacht 1941-1945, Klaus Christian Richter, Schiffer Military History 2004
[3] Axis Cavalry in World War II, Men-at-Arms 361, Jeffrey T Fowler, Osprey Publishing 2001

Preview sample purchased by the author.

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Article Last Updated: 21 November 2014