David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

4.5” Howitzer & crew 1914

As part of my break from our Italian Wars project I have added a further artillery piece model and gun crew to my 1914 BEF force. The gun is a resin kit which was included in a large bag of figures Matt passed to me last year. The gun itself is manufactured by  T.A.Miniatures http://taminiatures.com/shop/  The crew are from Wargames Foundry's WWI 1914 British range, sculpted by Dave Andrews, and so compatible in all ways save heft with his later Great War Miniatures which comprise the bulk of my BEF ~

They have been completed just in time to join the rest of my and Phil's collections for Dan's visit for a Wargames Illustrated photoshoot to illustrate a piece I've written for the magazine on adapting Black Powder rules to the 1914 phase of the Great War.
On the painting desk now are three modified Foundry Late Romans to be the crew for a stone thrower which was part of a gift from my long time chum and modeller Ian Bottrill. So, back to painting it is!


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    1. Quite the funniest reply to any blog post I’ve ever read!

  2. Nice piece as always and good of you to share your amendments.

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    1. Thanks Matt. Glad you enjoyed the show yesterday. Did Phil try your game?

  4. Lovely looking gun and crew!
    Best Iain

  5. Nicely done...
    I am wondering how long it will be before Dave’s Foundry range will be classed as vintage... or maybe it already is... :-)

    All the best. Aly

    1. Never mind the Foundry range, at his current rate of ‘production’ GWM will soon become vintage....have a word!

  6. "Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt"!

  7. It was good enough for William IV.

    “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense”