Friday, March 21, 2014

Choson Korean Multi-Barrelled Cannon

Wanting to add another artillery piece for the besieged Koreans at Haengju, I ended up using this RAFM Miniatures Organ Gun. Although the model is based upon a 15th Century European gun, it should be plausible enough for a 16th Century Choson Korean one.
The figures crewing the gun are Perrys previously painted. In the background are two more barricade stake works I also worked on. Having committed to hosting the Imjin War game at the local convention, Enfilade!, in May the terrain might as well be decent.
This RAFM model was chosen as the Grendel Dwarf Cannon which I wanted to use looked way too big. I received the Grendel model on Tuesday and ordered the RAFM on Wednesday off of ebay. Amazingly it arrived today, and was a quick project.
Here's a multi-barreled cannon from the Choson period in the War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very, very impressive on a table!

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  2. Great looking artillery piece very suitable alternative.

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  3. Very nice, Dean. The museum piece looks really heavy! Wouldn't want the carriage of that, running over my toe.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I wondered if it might've been mounted on a ship.

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  4. Hello
    A fine gun and crew.
    What is surprising is how the imaginative man has really been series of firearms development.

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    1. Thanks, MM - guess it is true that warfare does speed up technology.

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  5. That's really cool - exceptional painting, as always

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  6. That looks quite wicked. When it runs out of ammo, you can charge with it and stab people. ;-)

    Very cool that you're running an event!

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    1. Monty: The Chinese actually made a cart with only blades as the main weapon. Think they used it to defend entry ways.

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    2. I really must do a deep dive into Chinese military history. I spent way too many years in WW II, ACW and Napoleonics. Must make up for lost time!

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  7. Cool artillery piece and as Monty says, "wicked!"

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  8. Thanks for the great comments, Gentlemen. I may now have to work on better trees for the game. Best, Dean

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  9. Very nice Dean especially the museum shot!

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  10. Good looking work Dean. Interesting to see what they were shooting back then.

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  11. Nice work Dean. The timber effect is very convincing.

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  12. Thanks a lot for the visit and nice comments, Gents!

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  13. Dean,

    Luckily for the Korean's the 15th century European's didn't have copyright law. It's pretty cool.

    I really like your barricades too.

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    1. Thanks, James. Looks like I'll finally be gaming the scenario - play test next month and two back-to-back games at Enfilade! in May. Warm regards, Dean

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  14. The dreaded 'organ' gun, in real life. Nice work, no doubt fearsome though temperamental on the tabletop?

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    1. I can do that - maybe a roll of 1 and it is destroyed along w/crew. Thanks, Dean

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  15. Excellent piece of gunnery. It didn't really really stop the Japanese, did it?

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    1. Sebastien - actually Haengju is considered one of the three greatest victories over the Japanese during the Imjin War. Supposedly a lot of it had to do with the artillery the Koreans had - including the Hwa Cha types with fire arrows. Best, Dean

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  16. Oh Wow, a splendid addition Dean.

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  17. Thanks you all for your visit and kind comments. Best, Dean

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  18. It looks great Dean and quite fearsome to face!

    Christopher

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