Zvezda 1/72 German Sturmpioniere 1939/42
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
A combat engineer, also called pioneer or sapper in many armies, is a soldier who performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions. Such tasks typically include constructing and breaching trenches, tank traps and other fortifications, bunker construction, bridge and road construction or destruction, laying or clearing land mines, and other physical work in the battlefield. More generally, the combat engineer's goals involve facilitating movement and support of friendly forces while impeding that of the enemy.
Usually, a combat engineer is also trained as an infantryman, and combat engineering units often have a secondary role fighting as infantry
This is another of Zvezda's war gaming kits and this time it is a 1/72 kit, which is what they use for figures and artillery. Like others in this series, the figure set includes an individual base for each figure as well as what appears to be a group base. The set also includes a bunker, four barbed wire sections, what looks like sandbags and a pair or tank obstacles. In addition, there is an ID flag that fits into the bunker and another for the mulitple figure base. As with others in this series, there is a movement card.
Instructions are provided and there is some painting information on the back of the box, which basically shows several views of a completed kit. As with many of these items, there are no decals. I should also note that these are snap kits. No need for glue, and while the parts are rather small, it should make an acceptable kit for the youngsters in the house.
This kit is part of a number specially done for Zvezda's 'Art of Tactic' game system. It should make into a very nice and quickly built model in its own right and is really perfect for new modelers thanks to its snap construction.
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Thanks towww.dragonmodelsusa.com for the preview kit. Get yours at your local retailer.
If you would like your product reviewed fairly and fairly quickly, please contact the editor or see other details in the Note to Contributors.
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