|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)|