Much as I like artillery on the wargames table I often wonder how much fun it would have been to turn up in the day. Dodging potholes in my daily commute is an art even with 21st Century technology. These chaps had no suspension at all.
The ACW wargames show figures continue to amass. This little group completes my artillery contingent for the upcoming show. From now on it is cavalry all the way.
Let's hope that La-De-Da Gunner Graham* doesn't get thrown off before he can give them effective support.
* Apologies this is a very British reference to people of a certain age.
Oh dear. What a shame. Never mind.
One of my pet wargaming hates is painting limbers - but once done they add so much to the tabletop.ReplyDelete
I agree, seems so much effort until you glue the finished figures together.Delete
That looks lovely Matt…ReplyDelete
I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to try and sit on the limber at full speed..
All the best. Aly
Might need an inflatable doughnut for a week afterwards!Delete
That is a mighty fine piece of work Matt.ReplyDelete
A splendid team.ReplyDelete
I rather suspect that galloping rarely last more than a couple of minutes at most. A grand spectacle as horse artillery came into action. What wargamer can resist?
I agree - they must have been thrown off too often to make this a regular tactic.Delete
That's a stunning piece Matt! Great animation and great painting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lee...Perry do these things so well.Delete
I should think it ain't half hot on the back of that thing! Great work and what a luxury to have on the table, will make Johnny Reb throw down his musket and run away...ReplyDelete
Leaving just discarded muskets and "Whispering Grass" behind!Delete
Great stuff Matt. You have really made the most of their determined/apprehensive expressions as they hang on for dear life. No time or place for singing p@@!s.ReplyDelete
Too right! They are up for some proper fighting!Delete