Horse Artillery & Mounted Crossbows

(As featured in Tilea Campaign Part 12, Late Autumn 2402, (1.) ‘Holier Than Thou‘)

One of my pair of galloper guns is the official Bronzino model, the other is a facsimile of my own devising (due mainly to the fact that I couldn’t get my hands on another at anything like a reasonable price, although it is also nice that they aren’t clones!)

First I hacked the wheels off an old cannon I made decades ago from a bullet casing!

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Then I fashioned up a frame not dissimilar to the official model, using a 20mm ECW gun and a Perry Miniatures plastic horse …

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I added a collar of real wool to the horses’ neck, painted with glue …

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Then I fashioned some crewmen to copy the official models in form …

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Gathering up the pieces …

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… I began assembling, and painting the wood and metal.

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I went for a livery of red and green, as I wanted this company to be an independent mercenary unit, not a part of my ‘famous’ Compagnia del Sole!

Here’s the official Citadel model …

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And here’s my copy of it …

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Together they make a lovely brace of guns.

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My mounted crossbow (Perry’s Light Horse) were going to be part of my Compagnia del Sole, and so would be liveried accordingly, and carry the Compagnia’s baton and half sun emblem on their cornet.

Here are the command group …

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And here’s a fellow who has an inscrutable expression …

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Here they come on pell mell …

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And here they all are together…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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