Wednesday, 21 December 2016

American War of Independence - British Artillery


This British 6pdr has waited patiently for most of the year to for me to realise that I had yet to post it up on here.


I built and completed this whilst staying away on a two-week course. It was mostly finished in a whole week of evenings (a good thing too, as the second week of the course left little time to relax!).  It was really nice to have something pleasurable to focus on and paint whilst living away from one's home comforts


The figures are by Perry Miniatures and the Royal Artillery crew are in the Southern dress which would have been most likely worn in the Guilford Courthouse campaign, this being my primary area of interest in the AWI (but once I have the required troops I am sure to spread into other campaigns!).


I apologise for the poor lighting on the following close-ups- I nearly didn't post them but as they are only few and might be of interest, I included them.





Well, December is racing by - I reckon I can get one more AWI post of recently completed troops in before the end of the year if the new flag arrives in time for them.  It's going to be a post on this or a rambling blog post about my first thoughts on playing Team Yankee and reading the rules for Flames of War.   I hope the AWI flag arrives quickly!

12 comments:

  1. Excellent gun and crew, Jason! The Perry AWI range is a great one!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I love the Perry's range. I have a few Foundry figures in my AWI collection, but those would have been sculpted by the Perry's too.

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  2. Great looking Artillery unit.

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  3. Very nice. I don't believe I have seen that Southern uniform before, so it is quite a revelation to me.

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    1. Hi Lawrence, I'm glad you like them. It is a very smart practical uniform.

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  4. Nice poses, great details and excellent paintjob!

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    1. Thanks for your kind compliment Phil.

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  5. Beautiful work on the artillery!

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    1. Hi Rodger, Many thanks - I'm glad you like it.

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