I was at loose ends today and being unable to decide on what to play. In the end I decided to finally turn my attention to the ACW artillery park instead.
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|Early afternoon break time. Progress, but...not done yet!|
|3" Rifle From wiki.|
If I were to field 2 gun batteries as originally envisaged then I could give each battery a limber to mark when it was in travel mode or to show the vehicle park and ammunition wagons behind the guns when deployed. However, I have been using 1 gun for a battery and already they take up as much room as 2 Confederate batteries. I could call the 2 gun units artillery battalions and lose some of the flexibility in order to get a meaningful distribution of limbers. Still thinking on that.
Apart from numbers, the guns and limbers were painted in various shades of brown with gold barrels and light grey iron fittings with a noticeable amount of flaking, especially on the horses. So the main task this afternoon has been repainting the limbers and most of the guns in a rather too green dark olive with black iron fittings. About 1/2 the guns have been repainted black as rifles while I have left a few as bronze Napoleons to flush out my handful of actual smoothbore guns. I've also glued the limbers onto bases in an attempt to keep horses and limbers together in one place.
|As received in 2012|