British Infantry and Tank Crew of World War One, 1916–1918

EMHAR 1:72 Scale Figure Review

British Infantry and Tank Crew, Great War 1916-1918, 1:72 EMHAR 7201

British infantry wearing the steel helmet. The EMHAR figures are suitable for dioramas and wargames of the Western Front. Three of the miniatures represent dismounted tank crew members which may be used in conjunction with a model of the British Tank M. IV Male or Female. The advancing and prone figures may be deployed quite realistically on multi-figure infantry stands which are often used in wargames. Conversion and head-swapping would further increase the variety of poses in this set. If this figure range proves successful for EMHAR, perhaps a set of French or American infantry of World War One may become available eventually.

Contents

  • 52 Figures in 13 Poses – 24 mm Height equals 173 cm
    • Officer with Binoculars and Map (steel helmet M.1916)
    • Officer advancing with Revolver drawn (service cap)
    • Kneeling Infantryman with Mortar
    • Prone machine gunner with Lewis LMG
    • Grenadier throwing Handgrenade
    • Infantryman running with Lewis LMG drum magazines
    • Infantryman charging with fixed Bayonet
    • Infantryman advancing with fixed Bayonet
    • Standing Infantryman in Greatcoat
    • Prone Infantryman in Greatcoat
    • Tank Commander (service cap)
    • Two Tank Crewmen carrying Ammunition Box
British Infantry and Tank Crew, World War One 1916–1918, 1:72 Miniatures EMHAR 7201

Evaluation

Excellent choice of subject. British infantry of World War One wearing the steel helmet were not previously available.

The Lewis LMG and mortar are unique in this scale.

Useful historic poses. Sculpted by Bill Farmer.

Compatible with ESCI, Hasegawa, Revell, and Reviresco.

Detail and casting quality are not equal to the Italeri or Revell standard.

Obvious mould lines across helmets.

Historical Employment

  • British and Commonwealth Infantry 1916-1918
  • British Tank Crew 1916-1918
  • ANZAC Infantry 1942

Possible Conversions

  • British Infantry 1914-1916.
    The figures are fitted with new heads wearing the service cap.

This figure set is a welcome addition to the growing range of British and Commonwealth infantry of World War One, even if the overall quality of the set is a little disappointing.

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