Master Box "U.S. Civil War Series" "Attack!" 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 89th Regiment PA Volunteers Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2nd 1863 in 1/35th Scale #MB3550This is Master Box’s 2nd release in the “US Civil War” series.
During the Civil War 1861-1865 Both the Union and the Confederacy widely used Cavalry units. During the Chancellorsville campaign, the 8th played a pivotal role in stopping General ”Stonewall” Jackson's Army. While riding down a narrow dirt road, the 8th charged the oncoming Confederate troops thus delaying their advance. Allowing the Union Army the time to deploy Cannons to stop them. This charge is known as one of the most gallant charges of the Civil War.
Contains 2 sprues with 91 pieces that have no flash.
It has three Union Cavalry figures and three horses: One “Colors (Flag) Sargent (whose horse is going down), One trooper charging and one Officer swinging his saber.
The horses are loaded with lots of tack and equipment. Blankets, saddle bags, canteens. The troopers have Cavalry carbines and scabbards hanging off them.
It appears that Master Box has another great release of US Civil War participants. (one of my figures sabers was broken during shipping). This is OK because I plan to make one a bugler.
I highly recommend getting one of the many Osprey “Men-at-arms” books that cover this era, or any of the hundreds of books that cover this subject where you will find all the information you will need to accurately paint these figures and horses accurately.
Overall this should build into an outstanding replica of members of the famous 8th Pennsylvania Calvary, 89th Regiment Pennsylvanian Volunteers from the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2nd 1863 and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys figures. I would like to thank Alexander Surzhenko of Master Box Models for the review kit.