Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

British Artillery by Baccus

These have been painted since last month but I never quite got round to getting them on the blog. These are part of a commission for a mate for his Waterloo game at the Worlds. I still have a few Battalions to do but they are next up on the desk as soon as I have finished a few units I have awaiting the basing, so not much longer to wait.

As it is part of the reserve corp he does not need much in the way of artillery. In his games one gun is a battery so he has more than enough with four guns. The rest of the batteries had their gunners removed from the corp and used for the delivery of powder to the other guns that were in action.

He also has two batteries of rockets, though these were neither part of the reserve or used in the battle. They will still of course be useful for other games.

They also came with the limbers though one was missing the carriage for the rockets. Baccus supply two rocket stands and two limbers in a pack which I think is as many as you would need.

Plenty of character though their use on the battlefield can be more pain than gain. Would be interesting to see how other rules make use of them as we don't have rules for them for our games and I know Lee has a set.

19 comments:

  1. Very nice work on such small scale minis

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    1. Thanks Carl, helps that the sculpts are so crisp

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  2. Use the rockets to disrupt or disorder any cavalry nearby... Works a treat...

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  3. Great work Ian, seeing those rockets instantly makes me thinks of the Sharpe series of adventures.

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    1. Haha, when Sharpie makes them pretend to be light Dragoons? Classic!

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    2. I like the bit where they was going to take the horses off them but after sitting in the target he allowed them to keep them!

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  4. Just about to do some of these myself - nice work :)

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    1. Hope they come out looking good

      Ian

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    1. Everyone loves a rocket, well everyone but those who get em up 'em

      Ian

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  6. They are lovely Ian, he'll have fun with the rockets!

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    1. I am sure he will, he loves rockets LOL

      Ian

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  7. Well done Ian! Didn't know about the rockets so I had to look it up. Very interesting piece of history. Thank you.

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  8. Thanks, not that I know that much myself :-)

    Ian

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