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Friday, 3 July 2015

ARTILLERY

Today is the anniversary of the skirmish-ambush at Ham Meadow, Claverton during the Lansdown campaign of 1643. Artillery seems to have played a part in the engagement, so I thought it would be good to post the most recent pieces completed. Waller's army seems to have had a couple of guns referred to obscurely as "hammer pieces". I'm not sure what these are, and can only assume they were lighter pieces, possibly knocked up by some local smith (like Roaring Meg was at Goodrich castle).
 When a railway cutting was being dug in the 19th century near the skirmish site, a skeleton was exhumed still with a 1.5lb ball in it's chest....perhaps fired from something like these...............


A Chota Sahib gunner. The piece was from a bring and buy stand, I'm not sure of the make or scale.

These 2 guns are from the Irregular 40mm range but work very well as small 54mm artillery (thanks for the suggestion chaps).
The officer is a figure based on an Angus McBride Osprey illustration.

A Call to Arms mattrosses, some converted.

The chap on the right is by Ensign Miniatures.

Great Chota Sahib figure, possibly my favourite ECW bod.

A larger gun from the A Call to Arms range. I had to alter the barrel position as it was too far back. The barrel with damp sheep's fleece to keep out stray sparks is from Ensign Miniatures, a nice detail.


More mattrosses, converted ACTA and Replicants.




3 comments:

  1. A very impressive array of ordinance ! - love the sapper figure ! , Tony

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  2. Very nice. Your red piece looks like the Hinchliffe 25mm Falconet..?

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