Royalist Artillery (Again)

Regular readers (hello all seven of you) will be familiar with my tit-for-tat army expansions. So just as Parliament had an artillery expansion, so the King's Army requires one too.

With the apparent demise of Naismith-Roundway, I thought I wouldn't be able to get hold of any of my preferred 'light' limbers. Thankfully, I discovered KeepWargaming (no relation) who have a dwindling stock of Naismith figures. I quickly purchased all of the limbers in their stock room.  

So here are my final planned Royalist figures: two minions, crews and limbers. Figures from PP, the gun is listed as light gun.

Regular readers will be aware that I wasn't totally happy with my cannons. Historically the metalwork was most probably black, but it just looked much too flat. So these have painted using my new paint recipe: instead of matt black I now use Foundry blackened barrel. I have two shades of the paint, the lighter version being used for the wheel tyres (my thinking being that the paint would be more worn), and the darker version being used for the carriage and barrel metalwork. A heavy nuln oil wash darkens everything up further.

And of course, they required a couple of custom casualty markers from Warbases.


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  1. Lovely artillery and limbers!

  2. Lovely work as ever. Thanks to your inspiration I polished off my own artillery train this weekend (well the guns anyway as the rules I use, Victory Without Quarter, don't really require limbers and I'm not familiar with many instances of guns being repositioned mid-battle in the British theatres). I went for black metalwork too but with a drybrush of bronze which seems to have worked okay for me.

    1. Thanks Dex, happy to have helped (in a roundabout manner). Limbers aren't really needed, nor are there any incidences of pieces being moved during battles. I did them because I could 😉
      Sounds like a good paint recipe - pure black just doesn't cut it, looks too flat. A highlight sounds like a good idea.


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