Saturday, April 30, 2011

Confederate artillery battery

After the disastrous defeat in our first game of Terrible Sharp Sword I decided we needed something extra to break the Blue lines. We agreed on a house rule the first game that a couple of artillery hits on a unit behind barricades, fences etc reduces the level of cover over time.
So here they are.  Three pieces ready to shoot the Blues out of their beloved cover.

Still have the limber and ammunition caisson unpainted anwaiting for their turn. These are two 12 pounders and a 3 inch Rodman. I have painted some extra barrels so I can switch them to what I need for the day.
The models and guns are from Redoubt and they have plenty of choice. I mixed some of the packs to create different actions:  Moving the gun in position, waiting for the enemy and firing.

Couple of close ups can be found in the ACW Gallery. Hope you like them...



















 Just noticed some distortion on the sides of the picture. Camera settings were on 16:9 so you want to avoid that when taking pictures...

15 comments:

  1. Really looks fantastic! Your rebel army is simply superb and a great inspiration.

    Christopher

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  2. Lovely...You´ve set them up well. The guys all holding one ear as the canon is fired is my favourite.
    Cheers
    paul

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  3. Yep. They're terrific. I really like your Confederate army.

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  4. I`m a fan, and I`ll stay a fan of your work!

    Great looking battery, who knows one day we`ll face of...

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  5. Glad your on my side !

    BTW, congratulations with now being featured in the Renegade website Galleries! Well done, you deserve it.

    Suchet (who humbly hides behind his paint pots)

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  6. Fantastic look !!! You make a very great work !!!!

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  7. If you didn't see you have been nominated for an award here http://av-priest.blogspot.com/.

    Well deserved I think!

    Christopher

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  8. Another fantastic looking bunch of figures!

    Excellent!

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  9. You've got a very nice painting style Michael. Also the the basing of these lot look very good.

    Greetings
    Peter

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  10. Thanks guys, really nice to read the comments.
    Who knows Tomsche, sounds like fun to me but beware these guys only get to eat Iron things for breakfast.
    We'll have them next week Suchet, only problem is we bought a lot of fences at Salute.
    Thanks for the tip there Christopher, nice.

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  11. Excellent looking battery! They're all positioned well and of course the painting is impressive too! There's a mold line on the side of the middle barrel though...

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  12. Very nicely done Michael,
    I like you ACW figures a lot. Loads of cool shading and the basing is superb too!
    Cheers
    Paul

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  13. Mike,

    Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the "Stylish Blogger Award"

    Your site certainly deserves it!!

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  14. Stunning photo's and painting.

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