Wednesday, 3 February 2016

From AaronH - 28mm ECW artillery and crews (85 Points)

This entry is two ECW cannons and thirteen crew. Some of these are crew for a mortar, but I haven't gotten that painted yet.

All three crews.
These are 28mm models from Warlord Games. They also came with three resin bases for the cannons and the mortar.

Rear and overhead view.
These are great models. They are all different and all have a lot of character; both in their faces and in their actions.

This guy is very fancy. Probably a foreign mercenary from the low countries.
There are a few weird casting features in places. There seems to be something about sculptors that they mail it in on the left side of the faces. Other than that these were fun to paint. I actually prefer these kinds of models when I'm not pressed for time. I like a nice uniformed regiment when I'm trying to bang out a bunch of guys for the challenge.

Two guns that no doubt have colorful ECW names.
The guns themselves are fairly standard. The castings are not as crisp as they could be, which really only shows up on the carriages. The barrels are very nice, especially the larger one.

The other side. Same as the first.
The resin bases these came with are also very nice. I bought the set that has both guns, the crews and the scenic bases in one box.

The business end.
Gun captain.
I painted the crews up in a mixture of the colors of my infantry regiments. I don't know that they pulled muscle out of the infantry, but what the hey, it works for me.

This is one of my favorite models in the set.
Just look at that face. These are not cookie cutter faces at all.
I highly recommend any of these sets on their own or the combined set together. They are a joy to paint and look fantastic in action.

What a wonderful set - really full of character. I particularly love the gun captain with his telescope plotting fall of shot.

22 comments:

  1. I love ECW artillery, it's always full of character. Great work.

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    1. These guys deliver that in spades.

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  2. Very nice crews Aaron, great to see some ECW showing up on the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Peter. I now have foot, horse and guns. Need some more foot though.

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  3. ECW is a period I have so far never tackled. But seeing these...just maybe. I will have to start small though...

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    1. It has a certain simple charm that later periods lack.

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  4. Nice, these are some great figures!

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    1. The figures are great. I enjoyed painting them.

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  5. Gotta love ECW artillery. These are lovely Aaron and I completely agree about a good uniform for batch painting.

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  6. Excellent brushwork, just love the artillerymen, they're so full of character.

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  7. excellent stuff, I also like the captain who is clearly posher than his men!

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  8. Well done Aaron! Really like your Dutch Mercenary in his flamboyant outfit.

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