I bought this for my 11 year old son, who was studying the Civil War He was dismayed when we got them that instead of punching out like most paper dolls which he refused to call them, lol , you have to cut them out with scissors He s not that adept with scissors and he was afraid he d not be able to cut these fairly small figures correctly And I sure didn t want to do it for him So they haven t been touched since they were received.
My 10 year old son is fascinated with Civil War history I ordered these for him and he painstakingly cut them out and glued them together His 77 year old granddad helped him build a plywood board base to place them on They painted it like a battlefield with a river dividing the Union and Confederate sides They then placed the 50 Union soldiers and 50 Confederate soldiers on either side along with cannons, flags, and tent camps They also went out and collected rocks, moss and twigs to give it a realistic look My son has it displayed in his bedroom and it looks awesome.
One note the paper soldiers aren t perforated so you have to use scissors to cut each one out and they re fairly small It would have been much nicer if the manufacturer had made them with perforation.
I had these as a kid and loved them Bought them for my son and he loves them too Highly recommend.
From Vicksburg ToGettysburg, Stage The Great Battles Of The American Civil War With This Authentically Rendered, Sturdy, Full Color Toy Soldier Collection In Paper Form One Hundred Easy To Assemble, Freestanding Union And Confederate Soldiers In Detailed Infantry, Artillery,andcavalry Uniforms Ca Help Re Create The Historic Drama Of The Great Clash Of Armies In The War Between The States Sixteen Full Color Plates Eight For Each Army Depict Privates, Noncommissioned Officers, Field Officers And General Officers, Fully Outfitted With Weapons And Equipment Appropriate Totheir Rank You Ll Find Combat Ready Foot Soldiers Walking, Loading Muskets, Taking Aim, On The Attack Commanders On Horseback With Sabres Flashing, Ready To Lead The Charge Marching Soldiers With Fife And Drums Standard Bearers, Artillerymen, And This Fascinating, Educational Collection Comes Complete With An Array Of Cannons, Ammunition Boxes, Tents And Campfires, Flags, Stacked Rifles, And Other Items For Authentic Re Enactments Of Battlefield Drama Artist A G Smith Provides Clear Diagrams And Complete Easy To Follow Assembly Instructions All You Need Are Scissors, Glue, And Your Imagination To Set Up These Colorful, Freestanding Figures, And Re Create The Exciting Battles That Made American History