EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Friday, June 10, 2011

All Cannon Great and Small

Having been apprised of the formidable  fortifications being constructed at Adelheim, King Michael ordered the formation of a heavy siege battery. An inspection of the armory at Belmont revealed a Naval 24 pdr and an old 17thC bronze 32 pdr gun in storage and these were hastily refurbished with new field carriages and prepared for service.

 Here we see gunners of the foot artillery manning a 6 pounder battalion gun and a standard 12 pounder field gun while behind them the naval artillery gunners of the Staarborde Battery practice firing the new siege guns.

6 comments:

  1. Fine looking assortment of guns and gunners, Ross. PA's selection of artillery poses is quite good, I only wish they'd made more molds of guys without the Swedish turnbacks amongst the infantry.

    As for the fortifications, wow ! Should be an impressive visual treat of a game.

    Regards,
    Steve

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  2. You're right about the fortifications Steve, the enemy outguns us too. The besiegers may have to end up flinging men against the walls. Glad I'll just be a GM.

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  3. An impressive (desperate?) mobilization of resources for a titanic encounter.

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  4. It is with such things that war is made.

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  5. A very impressive collection of artillery. It should perform well against fortifications.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Thank you gentlemen for the comments. I prefer to think of it as a resolute rather than desperate measure but lets not examine that too closely.

    Men,money and materiel, the sinews of war indeed.

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