Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 03:33 AM UTC
Even with the extraordinary work being done in new releases, there still remains a shortage of the 'ancillary' items such as trailers. Here's a reworked release from DML which should be pretty useful.
DRA6532 - German Pontoon Set

Combining pontoon bridge elements, bridging engineers and crossing infantry, this promises to be a useful and interesting set.

Now, the pontoon bridge units were previously available, but under the company's 'Premium Edition' policy, older models are getting a bit of TLC and re-released. In this set, two bridge sections and 4 pontoon rafts are included.

As to the figures themselves, a total of THIRTEEN figures are included - four infantrymen & nine engineers.

Two useful 'bonuses' are included - the personal equipment is 'Gen2'. Secondly, five 'extra' hands (or pairs?), to vary pose a bit, are also included.

No word on release date as yet.
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Looks like a good set although I'm not sure I like their new artist....looks like an out-take from Shrek!
FEB 11, 2009 - 08:42 AM
It seems to be what in Spain we call a "refrito", I think the 9 figures were already sold under "Shangai Dragon" label with their large dinghy (three different figures with extra arms to make the nine poses + grosser flossack 34) and the 4 other the ones from set "barbarossa 1941". But new additions are welcome, as old sets are sometimes difficult to find. Thanks for the info
FEB 11, 2009 - 09:23 AM
DOH! I just realized that I hadn't added the images to the report... They're up now though...
FEB 11, 2009 - 09:13 PM
Dragon were discounting the old pontoon set (two pontoons, wooden portions & assault boat with 1 pioneer) around a year ago, presumably to clear old stocks ready for this. Although there's nothing really new in this set (apart from the Gen 2 gear), it's nice to see this sort of stuff available again. The Grosser Flossack would carry over a ton, & it's possible to find single examples carrying what looks like either a Pak 40 or perhaps Pak38. There's some good pictures in the After the Battle - Ruckmarsh title of extemporised rafts on the Seine during the German retreat made up of two rafts with timber placed across them & the motive power provided by a Sturmboot with mechanical oar. The raft could easily carry a vehicle. The sort of bridge shown in the picture would be pretty temporary (the boats would be needed for the next crossing!), more permanent ones were built over wooden pontoons, & this sort of equipment was issued to infantry divisions. Panzer divisions got the heavier "Bruckengerat K" which took up to 30 tons.
FEB 12, 2009 - 05:29 PM
I couldn't help smiling when I read about the 'bonus string' - Obviously a very strong selling point . Useful to have so many walking figures in one box though. I have 2 of the old pontoon sets so won't be needing this one, but I'm sure it will prove useful to many. Al
FEB 16, 2009 - 05:58 PM

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