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Veuglaire (Fowler) A generic name, these came in loads of different designs and were usually breech loaders. Unlike the Zvezda one, this is a stationary one, weighed down with stones to counteract the recoil. This version has a removable bar (at the back) which can be moved up or down the holes in he post to alter the angle of fire.
Bombards. Again these came in a wide range of designs and sizes. Mainly muzzle loaded, some of the larger ones had a removable rear chamber which in some cases was attached with a screw thread, like the Great Turkish or Dardanelles Bombard.
Hello to Comrade commissar fromthe Fear Bunker Blog. Another new blogger and a great painter of 20 and 28mm bods. His WWI german inf are very good.
I´ve had to put the moderation function on the Bodstonia Blog in order to filter out some vary odd spam comments. The blog seems to attract some very strange traffic...might have something to do with people googling for 18th century womens undergarments.
Those are awesome! Love the pot-de-fer and the bombard looks perfect with the perry mini.ReplyDelete
of artillery pieces valuable and, of course, very well-paintings. Thanks for the interesting information accompanying this post.ReplyDelete
How about other pieces are they too small for 28mm?ReplyDelete
The Pot-de-Fer is definately to small, they reckoned, using the picture, that they would be about 80-90cm´s long, which would make the model too small for 28mm. the other weapons. The Veuglaire looks fine alongside 28mm and the wheeled bombard, seeing as there was no fixed sizes for them could be used as well.Delete
Like the finish on the bombards - you've got that cast iron look down.ReplyDelete
The detail on the wood is amazing, it looks totally real!ReplyDelete
I actually did a post the other day on my fantasy blog about the lack of artillery in fantasy, so naturally, I'm digging these pictures. Excellence.ReplyDelete
Synchronicity! :-D I´m of the opinion that blackpowder weapons make sense in fantasy. There´s a lot of dwarves (even in 1/72nd, the caeser set) who are armed with rifles etc which bear a resemblence to late medieval hand held firearms..and..if magicians populate fantasy realms then they would be more than capable of inventing them, especially, as you´ve written, the Pot-de-Fer, a fantasy type looking weapon if ever there was one :-D
Good write up btw
I love these Paul! I've never heard of a pot-de-fer before today so thanks for the background.ReplyDelete
The iron pot looks like a very mean machine! Thanks for sharing this as I had never heard of this kind of weaponry especially so early in history.ReplyDelete
The big gun works well with 28mm. Both figures are very nicely painted, lets see a few more of those perry figures.ReplyDelete
Excellent looking models Paul! And very good painted!ReplyDelete
More boom for your buck! Sweet job!ReplyDelete
Very nice looking big guns Paul!ReplyDelete
Do they have a brand?
What a fantastic collection - I was just reading about the increased understanding of the impact of artillery during the War of the Roses actually!ReplyDelete
A magnificent assemblage of some very mean looking artillery. And that 28mm fellow looks impressive as well. It's very admirable work.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't fancy standing next to the Iron Pot when its lit, that looks like it could be messy!!! Great stuff Paul.ReplyDelete
Fantastic work Paul, I really like your bombards!ReplyDelete
wow increadible work a nice selection of weapons, all ready to bring hell, inconsistently, down upon the foe.ReplyDelete
Cracking set mate any plans for crews?ReplyDelete
Kabooom! Great work Paul.ReplyDelete