|Austrian six-pounders from Wargames Foundry|
More reinforcements for my 28mm Austrians - this time a pair of six-pound gun teams. The models are all Foundry 28mm castings, and they were finished over the Christmas holidays.
|The crew sits waiting for the Liquitex gel goop to dry - usually takes a day|
|I tried to "mark" the gel a bit, so when painted the ground would look like the guns have been firing..|
I loathe painting horse-and-musket-era artillery - I hate the wheels on the guns, I don't know what widget is what, and what it's supposed to look like etc. - and I feel like any rules set should have a single gun and team represent the whole battery.
|Front view of one gun - I love that officer model at the back right, and wonder if he would fit at all in an infantry unit...|
|Front view of the second new gun. The little accents (the barrel, a pile of cannon balls) that Foundry includes in their packs are a nice touch|
Having said that, the "Food For Powder" rules we are using (courtesy of Regina Conscript Curt C), and other new rule sets (like LaSalle) are taking a view that an artillery battery should have a footprint on the gaming table that is more commensurate to the large footprint a gun battery would have on the battlefield. That means my lads will still need more guns!
|Rear view of the new gun sections|
|I still have to work on my basing technique for artillery...I love how Curt does his guns up, but these turned out OK|
|These are all of my Austrians guns so far - starts to look imposing when they are together!|