18th Century imaginary wars in miniature...
Those guns are a very nice size . . . so many "battalion guns" are far too bulky to look right . . . nicely done, sir.-- Jeff
Small, but perfectly formed old chap.
Very nice, just right for the purpose.
I daresay you've mentioned it elsewhere - but what were the origins of your battalion guns? What I've done for my 30YW Swedish battalion(brigade) guns (my Swedish and Imperialist armies are Revell plastics for the most part)was use the Trail and wheels of Airfix Napoleonic French artillery, and the smaller barrel of the ESCI Napoleonic British artilley. A marriage made in heaven!I do like the battalion gun idea for the 18th century stuff, but, alas, lack the necessary ordnance for the job...Cheers,Ion
The guns are Imex American War of Independence and are very undersize to use as field guns but I bought the set for the crews and then thought they might do for battalion guns,although I believe that they are probably still a bit small.What the hell though they'll do for me ,I might even get some more so that every regiment has one.
Your battalion guns don't look too small for light pieces - 3-4 pr, say - relative to the figure size. Frederick the Great introduced whacking great 12pr guns as battalion guns for his infantry - very effective no doubt, but probably needful as losses to his army diminished the quality of his infantry as the (7Y) war progressed. I don't think 12pr battalion guns were all that common among European armies (and the must have been the devil to move around)...Cheers,Ion
Just stumbled upon your blog through the EvE blog. Lots of great minis and terrain and buildings and all! I like these small battalion guns, too.
Thanks Fitz-Badger I appreciate your comments very much.Are you into Imaginations wargaming too?.Paul.
Paul,My ImagiNations are the Soweiter League and their opponents, the Batrachian Empire. If you look at the links on the EvE blog you should be able to find the Soweiter League. :) (My units are much smaller than yours - big battalions are not for me)