Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 26 December 2016

SYW Prussian Guns 1st Entry Into This Years Challenge

I wanted to get something finished on the first day of the challenge and was lucky enough to get the day off work so rushed these over the line.

Two are Old Glory via Timecast. As you would expect the figures and guns had a good level of detail which was nice to paint up.

 I have painted the smallest one as a battalion gun with two crew and the other much larger gun with four crew to represent a large gun. Medium guns will have three crew. I have rather more guns and crews than I expect to use as I also bought the Old Glory Jagger and Horse Artillery pack and having since bought the army pack from Lancashire games I had a load of guns from them. Still if the army gets huge I can always use them.

The figures are not quite this bright just the amount of light from outside on a clear winters morning.

The Lancashire Games light gun is even smaller and looks the part of a battalion gun. Blackpowder rules make battalion guns rather useful as normal medium and heavy guns can not move once set up so on the attack can quickly be left behind. 

I had already stuck the figures to their bases prior to painting (not the guns) this made it a little tricky to paint up the interior detail, especially on the four man crew. To get round the drying time of the sand and exterior paint mix I made use of a warm oven. This sped up the drying time no end though I found it still to be a little tacky in a couple of places. 

Other than that the usual finish of two highlights to mix (coffee and light flesh by MP Paints) some mixed static grass and a few tufts from Tajima1. This will give me all the artillery I need for now, though I will have to add more as the army grows. This challenge will see a growth in the SYW army as I plan to keep going back to the army. The two new cavalry units I have received will also help to expand my force and I have a pair of battalions on the table which should be finished before the end of the week.

12 comments:

  1. Speedy work! You got on the board quickly with this entry. I like how you vary the number of crew to denote gun caliber.

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    1. Makes it easy to know what guns what at a glance. I did get a lot of time at my desk on day one, had a few more good sessions since but back to normal now as I am back at work and have a nine day run without a day off so will slow down now

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  2. Very nice, that's a lot of gun!!

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    1. Thanks Ray and so many more if I need them

      Ian

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  3. What a great start to your challenge Ian.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I really like entry two though three is almost ready


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    1. Cheers Tamsin, hope they do well on the gaming table

      Ian

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  5. Splendid uniforms and great paint job!

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    1. Cheers, got to like a Prussian

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