July 17, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War & Battle Set from Italeri + the Battle Set Range


The Italeri Battle Set series contains everything you need to create dioramas for school projects, displays or gaming. Each self contained set includes figures, vehicles (where prudent) and scenic accessories and buildings that are exclusive to each set. These are also great gateway to the world of collecting 1/72nd scale figures.

Italeri Diorama Battle Sets:
#6111 Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815-2015 Anniversary Battle Set 
#6113 WWII Battle of Bastogne December 1944 Battle Set 
#6114 Battle Of Rorkes Drift Battle Set 
#6115 Pax Romana  Battle Set 
#6116 WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set
#6118 WWII Battle Of Arras 1940 - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set
#6180 The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War Battle Set
#6179 American Civil War Farmhouse Battle Set (Future release)

# 6182 WWII Battle at Malinava 1944 Battle Set (Future release)
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New for July 2017
The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War (ref. 6180)
The Seven Years' War took place between 1756 and 1763 and involved all the European military powers of the time. It was considered,  by many historians,  as the first world war due to the fact that it spanned several Continents, affecting the Colonies owned by European States. In detail the French and Indian War comprised the North America theater where the Royal French troops, flanked by various indigenous forces allied with them, fought against the British Army and the Thirteen British American Colonies troops. Both armies moved quickly in order to capture and destroy enemy forts and settlements located along the frontiers. The war was very tough due to the severe operational environment and due to the ferocity of the fighting. The war was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, on February 1763, where Britain gained the control of the French Colonies in North America. 
The The Last Outpost contains
MDF Fort with blockhouse, bridge, watchtower and accessories
32x American Infantry
17x British Cavalry
49x French Infantry
16x Indian Warriors

Previously Released

WWII 1940 Battle Of Arras - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set (ref. ITA-6118)
The Battle of Arras took place in Arras, in northeastern France, and was an Allied counter-attack against the German Army, an attempt of British and French armies to stop the Wehrmacht advance toward the English Channel. The division of the British “Frankforce” used two regiments of Matilda tanks, heavily armored for those days, as backbone of the offensive during the battle. However, the Allied offensive was shattered against the determined resistance of the 7th Panzer Division, commanded by General Erwin Rommel, which, despite the suffered losses, strongly kept the position. Rommel, as German anti-tank guns were ineffective, used field Artillery and “flak” guns to knock out the British tanks. After the tactical defeat of Arras, the British troops retreated to the English Channel an started up the code-named Operation Dynamo to evacuate French territories. 

1940 Battle Of Arras - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set

1x MDF House
1x MDF Shop
42x British Infantry
50x German Infantry
 2x Matilda II tank
1x 8.8 cm Flak 37 AA Gun w/crew
1x Sd.Kfz.250/3

WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set (ref. ITA-6116)
After the success of Operation Overlord and the consolidation of the bridgehead on the beaches of Normandy, it was essential to achieve by the Allied troops, a significant penetration through the German defenses. Operation Cobra was the codename of the offensive, planned by Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, that had the goal to break the German defense line around St.Lo and advance towards Brittany and the Seine. The Operation Cobra began on 25th July 1944 with a heavy aerial bombardment and was followed by intense fighting in the difficult terrain of the Norman countryside. The “bocage” created a lot of constraints to the armored vehicles and to the infantry movements
 WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set includes:
- 2 French houses (2 modular element) 
- German Paratroopers (32 figures) 
- Pz. Kpfw. V Panther Ausf.G 
- SD.KFZ.251/1 
- U.S. Infantry (32 figures) 
- Sherman M4A3 76MM 
- M3 Half Track




Pax Romana Diorama Battleset (ref. ITA-6115)
During the first Century B.C. a long period of internal civil wars declared the end of the Roman Republic and it laid the foundation for the birth of the Roman Empire.  During the first Century exceptional political and military leaders, as Julius Caesar, wrote impressive historical pages thanks to military campaigns that expand the Roman border towards more and more distant frontiers. The most famous campaign, well described directly by Julius Cesar in his “De Bello Gallico”, was conducted against the Gauls led by Vercingetorix and ended with the Roman victory at Alesia in 52 BC. The effectiveness and organization of the roman legions triumphed over the courage of the Celtic warriors. The military campaigns had gradually expanded the Roman borders until arriving in Britain and on the "Limes" of the Rhine river.  However the Romans brought  in the conquered lands, a political, legislative and cultural model completely new and innovative who contributed, for several years, to achieve a stable and definitely evolved social system.
Pax Romana Battle Set includes:
A Roman Villa
Roman Infantry (36 figures)
Roman Cavalry (16 figures)
Celtic Warriors (42 figures)
Celtic Cavalry (15 figures)



Battle Of Rorke's Drift Diorama Battleset (ref. ITA-6114)
Rorke's Drift was a British garrison located between the colony of Natal and the Zulu Kingdom. In this location the famous battle between 140 British and colonial troops and more than 4,000 Zulu warriors, led by Prince Dabulamanzi,  took place on 22nd and 23rd January 1879 during the Anglo-Zulu War. Substantially Rorke’s Drift was a British outpost formed by several buildings, including a hospital and a supply depot, that the British troops fortified with a defensive perimeters made with every kind of materials including furniture and supplies. The strengthen outpost had to resist to the overwhelming Zulu forces. The Zulus were in fact a formidable enemy in the open fields as they proved during the recent battle of Isandhlwana where they defeated the British Empire troops.  At 4 p.m. the Zulu attack against the British fortified perimeter of Rorke's Drift began. The battle was fierce. The intensive fire of rifles and the close combat with spears and bayonets last many hours. However just before dawn, on 23rd January, the Zulu forces retreated. The outpost of Rorke's Drift was defended courageously by British troops. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.which features Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War of 1879 with 130+ figures and accessories. The set includes both the hospital and the supply depot made of laser cut MDF with etched details. The roofs are removable and have interior walls.

Battle Of Rorke's Drift Battleset includes:
Rorke’s Drift Supply Depot
Rorke’s Drift  Hospital
Zulu Warriors (96 Figures)
British Infantry (40 Figures)
Stone Walls, Brick Walls And Sand Bags



Battle of Bastogne December 1944 Battle Set (ref. ITA-6113) On December 16th, 1944 the German Army launched through the thick Ardennes' forest in Belgium, a great offensive which had the code name " Wacht am Rhein" ( Operation guarding the Rhine ). During this operation the town of Bastogne and its surroundings where encircled by the German troops. Inside the pocket around 15.000 American soldiers stood up to the repeated assaults of the German army for approximately ten days. The legendary resistance was that of the US 101st Airborne division inside the town. On December 22nd the General von Luttwitz , who was the German commander, submitted a demand for surrender to the encircled units. The answer of the American commander in Bastogne, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe was "NUTS". Then, Germans renew their attacks trying to occupy the city but without getting results. On December 26th some soldiers of the General George Patton's Third Army reached the besieged troops, breaking the siege and evacuating the wounded. The American Army lost more than 3.000 soldiers during this battle.

Battle of Bastogne Battle Set Contains :
Wrecked house
Walls and ruins
Battlefield accessories
German infantry : 24 figures - Winter uniform
U.S. infantry : 36 figures - Winter uniform
Sherman M4A3E2 Jumbo
Sherman M4A3 76mm
Pz. Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf.
Pak 40 AT Gun with 6 crew figures
8.8 cm Flak 37 AA Gun

Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815-2015 (ref. ITA-6111). From 16th to 18th June the French troops and the Allied troops clashed on battlefields of Belgium. The battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras were only the proem of the most famous and well-known battle of the military history. A date and a place : 18th June 1815, Waterloo. Wellington considered the farm of La Haie Sainte a strategic point of his defensive line. In the afternoon, Napoleon ordered to Marshal Ney to launch the assault to the farm in order to obtain a significant outpost. The farm was strenuously defended by Allied troops, that had fortified the buildings since the morning. The clash was fierce and the French troops, supported by artillery, were able to conquer La Haie Sainte only in the late afternoon. At 7 p.m. , thanks to the strategic value of the farm, the French Imperial Guard can start the assault but it is too late. Prussian troops leaded by Blucher, vainly searched by Marshal Grouchy, break on the battlefield to support British Army. 

Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815 Set Contains : 
Contains: La Haye Saite: Walls, House and Gate (Laser ciut MDF material)
French infantry x 32 figures
British 95th Rgt.”Green Jackets” x 32 figures
British infantry 1815 x 32 figures
French Imperial Guard Artillery x 4 guns & crews



Add-on sets: ITA-6176 La Haye Sainte Stables ITA-6175 La Haye Sainte Barn
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3 comments:

  1. just one thing is missing and that is are they soft or hard plastic?

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  2. What color are the figures? Zulus still in that nice dark brown? Brits finally in red? Showing us painted figs doesn't help!

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  3. What actual color are the figures? Zulus still in that nice dark brown? Brits finally in red? Showing us painted figs doesn't help!

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