From the photographic evidence the commonest headgear worn by Italian troops in North Africa appears to have been the tropical helmet and the "Bustina" cloth cap. The troops represented by this figure set are the Bersaglieri light infantry modeled in 15 poses including Machine guns and a light mortar . These elite troops can be differentiated from other line units by the jaunty cockerel feathers worn on the helmet. Two motorized battalions of Bersaglieri were attached to each armoured division plus one Bersaglieri motorcycle battalion.
Many Italian troops served in theatres of war outside North Africa . This figure set depicting Italians wearing greatcoats, steel helmets and Bustina sidecaps was originally designed to depict Italian troops fighting in northern Greece in 1940 but they can also be used for the Russian campaign for battles around Stalingrad and Tunisia in the winter of 1942 where many Italian reinforcements wore the Steel helmets and greatcoats.