Another set of 'winter' Germans here, and this time they are manning an 81mm mortar. As with the companion sets the men wear the standard greatcoat and long boots, which would prove inadequate for the Russian winter and would be greatly supplemented by better clothing later in the war. Nevertheless all the uniform is correct, as is the full battle-order kit each man wears.
The four poses in this set break down into two pairings as shown. Not surprisingly, one is of two men manning the mortar, which is a weapon we have seen several times in this scale. The difference here, apart from the excellent detail on such a slender and small item, is that as the whole is mounted on one base the men can be very close together, and really handle their weapon in a believable way. Here the gunner has both hands on the traversing screw while his comrade waits to feed a new projectile into the tube. This is something traditional sets cannot easily deliver, and this model is all the better as a result.