|The newly raised Red Cap Horse Artillery with their muzzle loading rifled field gun closest to the camera.|
The AIP guns come with a choice of barrels, an 1859 Armstrong 12pdr RBL or the 1871 9 pdr RML. The models are pretty good for what they are apart from the barrels being a little too short but beside the Britains' guns, which are spring powered, firing, toy models of 2nd Boer War era 15pdr RBL's, the barrels look puny! I had been torn about which side would get metal guns and which plastic but the difference led me to decided to issue the lighter (literally) guns to the Horse Artillery on both sides.
|The Queen's troop trying out their new, lighter, breech loader.|