There’s probably a limit to the number of 28mm artillery models one can reasonably put onto a table. I now have at least a battery per side, but with these Perry Bros models, I can go beyond that. Three guns and limbers (though no horses) per kit is not a bad deal.
Pulling the lanyard - a split second before the gun goes BOOM.
I only did one sprue’s worth of artillerists. While the Perrys have provided enough poses for a gun crew loading and firing, I rather mixed up these fellows. I hope by the time I’m finished I’ll have a coherent Union and Confederate gun crew. The eccentric lighting of my games room doesn’t show their faces as well as I’d like.
I did one limber open for firing, and the other closed for movement. If I feel like splashing out later, I could get some of the Perrys’ metal limber teams and riders. For now I have some nags I can use as a limber team, though I don’t have any riders.
Since plastic cannon aren’t that expensive, I thought about glueing the gun and limber together.
But then I decided just to glue the limber on the base and keep the cannon unglued. I can pop it on its own base when needed.
“Hey, Fred, how come we’re not going anywhere?” I found these two RAFM limber riders in a box of sad and forgotten figures from bygone years.
These figures bring my 2015 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 24; Mounted Figures: 10, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2
20mm: Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1
15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5
6mm: Scenic pieces: 7
Kilometres Run: 361