|British 6-pounder (AE3) battery in action (Firing AE12 and loading AE13 sets)|
I have been busy painting samples of every figure in the Fife & Drum range so that we can get the figures photographed and loaded onto our new web site. I expect to launch the Fife & Drum web site towards the end of October 2012, so keep checking back on this blog for updates on our progress.
I like the way the artillery sets turned out - they have a lot of action to them, as they are available in loading sets and firing sets for each army. Eventually, each gun section will have a limber set attached to it. See picture below for a sample of the limber set painted. Each set includes one limber, two horses and one drover. Cannon are purchased separately.
|Limber set (AE-5) shown with the British 6-pounder in tow.|
|Continental Artillery Crew (AE13) loading a Swedish 4-Pdr (AE2)|
I recently discovered that the cannon model that I had labeled as an American-cast 6-pdr (AE2) was actually the Swedish 4-pdr, which was part of the French Valliere system of artillery. This model can be used for both the Seven Years War and the American War of Independence.
|Continental Artillery Crew (AE14) Firing a French 4-Pdr Valliere (AE1)|
The French Valliere 4-pounder, or Long 4-pounder, is probably my favorite piece in our nascent Fife & Drum artillery offerings so far. I like it so much that I plan to add the French 8-pounder and 12-pounder cannon in the future. The long 4-pounder can be used in both SYW and AWI period armies.
Very nice stuff.ReplyDelete
Agreed, and your painting, as usual, is top notch. Glad to see plans for French 8 and 12 pounders eventually too. One can never have enough artillery.ReplyDelete
That French 4-pdr is a HUGE gun for such a small ball! It's a really neat model.ReplyDelete
Remember, a French pound weighed more than a British pound in this era. The French 4-pdr was closer to a British 6-pdr. In fact, the Americans took some of the French guns and rebored them so that they could be used as 6-pdrs.ReplyDelete
Like those a lot.ReplyDelete
How much is it to purchase them?ReplyDelete