Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Little Wars: Growing Gun Park

Whilst I was away on my Christmas cruise, the last of the spring-powered field guns that I ordered for my FUNNY LITTLE WARS project arrived. I now have:
  • 1 x 4.7-inch Medium Gun
  • 4 x 18-pounder Field Guns
One is still in its original box, but the others have all been test fired and seem to work as well as could be expected.

The unboxed models are all 'used', and will need some care and attention (including a new coat of paint). Once that has been done, I will set about finding some crew figures to go with the guns.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent. The 4.7-inch Medium Gun..I havent seen the like of that since the 70´s. VERY nice little collection
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Paul's Bods,

    I am enjoying planning my FLW armies, and especially finding old model guns like these at reasonable prices.

    I hope to get some more in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Well you know how this ex-artilleryman feels
    about this subject,one
    can never have too many
    guns!A splendid little
    battery!

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  4. Don M,

    Both my father and maternal grandfather were gunners ... and my wife's family were gunners right back when the Royal Artillery Regiment was founded ... so I know what you mean!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. If you are still in the market for artillery, I recommend the Britains Gun of the Royal Horse arty. model (I elieve that is what is was called). I have found that it is superior in range, accuracy and hitting power to my 4.7 inch.

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  6. CraigSpiel,

    Thanks for the recommendation. My Britains 4.7-inch is not is top condition, and tests show that it is not much better than my Crescent 18-pounder.

    I will look out for the gun you recommend, and if one comes up, I will buy it.

    All the best,

    Bob

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