Ancient Egyptian Infantry

Nexus / Atlantic 1:72 Scale Figure Review

Ancient Egyptian Infantry, 1:72 Nexus Atlantic 1803

Nexus re-released many of the old Atlantic ancients which had been sorely missed by miniature collectors and wargamers alike. The Egyptian infantry was part of a large range of Atlantic figure sets featuring the Sphinx, Pharao's Palace and Court, the Pharao's Ship, Boats on the Nile, and Egyptian Chariots. The painting examples on the box cover are inspiring, and miniature wargamers may want to consider adopting some of the shield designs and colour patterns shown here. The figures are in relatively relaxed poses which may be used in dioramas depicting Egyptian troops away from the battlefield, guarding city gates and palaces for example.

Contents

  • 62 Figures in 11 Poses – 24 mm equal 173 cm Height
    • Pharao
    • Soldier with Spear and Shield
    • Soldier with Spear and Shield
    • Soldier with Spear and Shield
    • Soldier with Spear and Shield
    • Soldier with Sword and Shield
    • Soldier with Sword and Shield
    • Soldier with Hatchet and Shield
    • Soldier with Mace Axe and Shield
    • Soldier with Mace Axe
    • Archer
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Evaluation

Excellent choice of subject, these Atlantic figures may be used to raise an Egyptian army for DBA.

This figure set includes 62 soldiers in 11 poses, compared to most other figure sets offer fewer than 50 soldier per box.

The figures are naked except for the loin cloth, and they have been sculpted correctly. Facial features, anatomical details, weapons and shields will be fun to paint.

Useful wargaming poses. These Egyptian figures appear realistic and they will look nicely compatible when mounted on wargame infantry stands.

The painting examples on the box cover are well done and they may inspire the miniature painter to copy some of the shield patterns shown.

Compatible with ESCI, and Italeri.

The figures are exceptionally tall, especially considering the fact that ancient peoples were much shorter than we are today. The average figure height varies, as it should, but even the shortest of these miniatures turns out much too tall.

Noticeable flash and mould lines around the weapons will have to be removed prior to painting.

The archer is in an unusual pose, and one wonders where he will put the hatchet when he needs both hands to fire the bow. The figure has no quiver to carry arrows into battle.

Historical Employment

  • DBA Army - Ancient Egyptians

Possible Conversions

  • The variety of poses may be increased by swapping heads among the figures.

Bibliography

The Atlantic figures are a must-have for wargamers and diorama builders interested in the ancient Egyptians.

Sample from Nexus

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