Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Couple More Perry WotR Artillery

These are the two cannon which my buddy Ron sold me dirt cheap a few weeks ago at the Lion Rampant game day. He only had 4 crewmen, so I ended up converting a couple of plastic left-over figures from the Mercenary box. Instead of 4 crew per gun, only 3 are used.
Painted up one crew as Burgundians and the other one in generic red livery.
You may note that the single arc cannon crew has a guy holding the breech, and the cannon itself already has one in place. I messed up which crew was going to which gun, but didn't want to repaint the figure. Maybe he's got a spare...but, then the double-arc cannon doesn't have one at all!
The Burgundian livery sort of sets off the red painted cannon.
 
There are now 4 cannon which could be used in a Bosworth scenario - all sitting atop Ambion Hill facing Henry Tudor's army. Still need to come up with a way to use them in Lion Rampant. Possibly, they'll only be allowed to fired once every other turn - if successfully activated on 6+.
Now that all of the figures and models are painted, it'll be time to set up a table to see how they'll look for a Bosworth game. Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a nice hobby day!

34 comments:

  1. Dean, your work on these guns and crew is a real pleasure to view.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much as always, Jonathan. I appreciate your visits and kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. They look awesome Dean! Great work.

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. They paint up pretty quickly and take a wash very nicely. Best Regards, Dean

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  3. Great work on these guns Dean - I love these packs. FYI I believe that crews would lad several breach blocks to allow for rapid fire.
    Cheers, Peter

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    1. Appreciate your kind comment, Peter. And thanks for the tip about the breech. Best, Dean

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  4. Those are some fine looking artillery pieces Dean!

    Christopher

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  5. Fantastic artillery and crew Dean! Looking forward to your Bosworth scenario.

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I am interested in the placement of troops on a 5x7'table. Hopefully, not too tight. Best regards, Dean

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  6. Colorful and beautiful guns and gunners, very impressive job Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I'm pretty much done with painting figures for this project. Scenario is next. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Lovely looking guns, as Peter said the breeches were pre done so your quite correct!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cool! Thanks as always Iain. Best regards, Dean

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  8. I'd recommend the 'regimental gun' unit profile from Pikeman's Lament as written for these guns. They activate to shoot on like an 8+ (or maybe even a 9?) which prevents them from dominating the game and models early artillery pretty well (I think).

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    1. Thanks for your good counsel again, Spencer. I was wondering about PL's gun rules. Don't have the book yet, so wasn't sure. The 8+ (or more) to shoot would make it very hard for them to activate. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. They’re absolutely awesome! Really tempted...

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    1. Thank you kindly! I couldn't turn these two down, my buddy sold the two cannon and 4 crewmen, along with 5 character mounted figures (less horses) for $10. I can pick up some plastic Perry WotR horses from their Accessories line for pretty cheap if I want to paint those up. Warm regards, Dean

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  10. That's a splendid battery you have there!

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  11. Thats a splendid group of medieval cannons and crews, i love the red coloured wood on the Burgundian cannon!

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    1. Thank you very much, Chris. I saw one of the guns in the Medieval reenactment book painted that war,and lived the look. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. Great looking artillery pieces. Would look superb with those Tileans ;)

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  13. Now that rounds off your forces quite well. Bosworth will be fun to do.

    And yes I am having a great hobby day (hell a great week!), painting Romans, Samurai, and stuff for Infinity! It's amazing I get anything done at all, but having a great time!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  14. Lovely stuff - I like the round bases, they work well.

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    1. Thanks, Oli! I just happened to have some left over round bases and they worked out. Warm regards, Dean

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