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.


  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.


  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.

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

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

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

    All the best,


  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.