David Bickley's Wargames Blog

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



Thursday, 25 March 2021

A few guns...

 ...big ones too! I set about adding some artillery to the army of Typoo Bhyka. I really liked the Indus Miniatures lion mouthed guns, bit couldn't find a source sadly. Instead I ordered four large guns from AW Miniatures. Their service was so brisk they'd almost arrived before I'd bought them! I'd already acquired the Native Gun Crews from Foundry so we were good to go.

I've based the artillery with three crew figures on 80x100mm bases from Warbases. The six figures in each crew pack have three fully clothed and three stripped for action. That enabled me to differentiate the two batteries, each of two guns, by using the stripped for action chaps to crew two guns and the well turned out chaps the other two. All the gun carriages I  painted Foundry Madder Red shade and washed with GW Agrax Earth shade wash. All the iron work I painted with Foundry Blackened Barrel light and highlighted lightly with the same company's Spearpoint. Two guns are with iron barrels of the same shades and two are Bronze Barrel, also from Foundry, the shade paint lightly drybushed  with the mid tone. The basing material is the mix left over from my Mutiny project, which will let the pieces have more use, and vegetated in the manner I used on the completed brigade I featured earlier.

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    1. Got in first this time I see!๐Ÿ˜‰

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    2. I had a couple of spare minutes ;-D

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    3. And you spent it on my blog? That's touching, that is ...๐Ÿ˜

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  2. The Tippoo certainly wields big weapons, good show there old bean.

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    1. He has never had any complaints...๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Most impressive and beautiful guns!!

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    1. Thank you Ray! Liked your Ottoman cavalry by the way.

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  5. Good stuff David nice colour scheme, big guns indeed ๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thanks Matt, comments always appreciated.

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    1. They are big, that's undeniable, but glad you liked them as well.

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  7. A few very nice guns I must say!

    Christopher

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    1. As always, thanks for your support Christopher.

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  8. Nice additions to the Tippoo's forces

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  9. Great and quick progress on this David.

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    1. Thanks George, much appreciated. Strangely though from this end progress seems glacial almost.

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  10. Lovely toys David...
    You certainly wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of that lot...
    The chaps in yellow are particularly nice

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Many thanks for the encouragement Aly, always appreciated. The yellow, Foundry Ochre, is the unifying theme colour for many elements of my Raja's Guard in the Mutiny collection, so seemed a good choice here for the artillerymen.

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  11. Very nice.
    I am told by Wargames Emporium that they are hoping for a restock of Indus Miniatures soon, after not being able to get hold of new stock for much of last year.
    Alternatively, Victorious Miniatures do a Tiger cannon in their Boxer range,
    https://victoriousminiatures.com/product/chinese-tiger-cannon-2/

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    1. Many thanks for taking the time to pass the information on about Indus Miniatures, while guns are now low on my list I do like the cavalry they list.

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