DML's Panzergrenadiers (Arnhem 1944) will be
available online from Squadron.com
Arnhem has been ensconced in military lore (and with movie fans since 1977)
as the "Bridge Too Far" during the less than successful Operation Market Garden
in the fall of 1944. Even though intelligence and reconnaissance both agreed
there were two German SS panzer divisions just outside of Arnhem, Montgomery
went ahead with the airborne operation, eventually losing nearly 80% of British
1st Airbourne Division as casualties.
This set from DML provides four SS panzergrenadiers in advancing in different
poses, wearing various uniforms. The poses work well in conjunction with armored
vehicles and can be posed nicely in front or beside them in a diorama setting.
The great artwork by Ron Volstad puts them in perspective, but alas, to be PC
for the European market none of them are wearing SS runes.
The set follows standard DML fare - six parts per figure (torso, legs, arms and
head) plus kit and extra weapons sprues. This set came with four Kar 98s, one
MP40, one MP18, a Model 43 autoloader, and a Panzerfaust.
DML has set and maintained this standard for so long now I think the only major
comment to make would be when they do NOT keep that standard!
Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2002 by Cookie
Page Created 23 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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