Friday, 10 February 2017

From KenR: 15mm SYW British Artillery (44 Points)


The first of two mini entries (posted second, oops - ED) for me this week is this battery of three guns for my SYW British Army.


The figures are 15mm Minifigs which I purchased last year when I bought all the Command Packs for my Saxon Infantry. Classic old school 15s.


At 2pts a figure and 4 for each of the guns I make that 36 points for both my Grand Total and my SYW Side Duel.


Unfortunately the Side Duel has not gone well for The Yarkshire Gamer, after a slight case of overboming from Tamsin and Ian I am rapidly losing touch with the leaders, I have a couple of units of British Cavalry on the go at the moment but they will be a while whilst I switch production to SCW for an upcoming refight of Jarama, I think the towel has gone in !


Great guns Ken! What's the caliber on these, do you think? It's unfortunate you're drifting behind in your side duel despite chipping away at this project, but these will make a fine addition to your force, supporting the infantry you've entered in the Challenge so far.  

I count sixteen minis and three guns, for a total of 44 points

Great to hear we'll be getting some more SCW in the challenge too - what scale are you working in? 
Phil 

32 comments:

  1. Lovely guns and gunners Ken :)

    ps - you sneaked in that album title very nicely. Hopefully there will be more of those ;)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, we definitely seem to be on the same wavelength ! The Hamlet reference spot was good but getting the Sisters of Mercy ref is epic ๐Ÿ‘ Only 3 albums but still one of the greatest bands ever.

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  2. Your still ahead of me Ken. Lovely guns BTW

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    1. Cheers Adam, at least we will be losing in style mate !

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  3. Hi Phil,

    The guns I think are 6 pdrs, I can't remember what I ordered, as for the SCW my collection is in 28mm, 12 done already.

    Regards Ken

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  4. Brilliant stuff! Wish I had some for my 1:72 army...

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  5. OMG Minifigs for the Lace Wars, bestill my beating heart! They are dated as hell but there is a clean, classic elegance to minfigs and when painted with respect the results can be excellent, like your painting here. Kudos to you sir, even if I have no idea about the music references supposedly in your post!

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  6. Thanks Peter, I do like the Minifigs SYW range, like you say clean and classic. Don't worry about the music reference, The Sisters of Mercy are definitely an acquired taste.

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    1. I've just spent some pleasant time over at the Minifig site. The toy soldierish look really fits this period. My music tastes also require some acquisition.....

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  7. That is a tremendous looking battery of artillery Ken! I also really like the larger bases you've gone with. These beasts took up a lot of real estate in real life so it's nice to see it reflected on the tabletop.

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    1. Thanks Curt, I do prefer a larger base for Artillery, as you say they weren't shy on having a large footprint.

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  8. Lovely looking guns and gunners nice clean finish.
    Best Iain

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  9. Good to see Minifigs still getting some love. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Millsy the old Minifigs still scrub up nicely.

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  10. Nice work on these. I know nothing of minifigs, but it's nicely detailed, especially for 15mm stuff!

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    1. I think it's us showing our age Jamie, they were THE figures in the early 1980s.

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  11. You may have fallen behind on points but you retain a healthy lead on quality. Love the look of them.

    Side dual wise I think Tamsin is striding ahead, I have started to look for suitable figures LOL

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, if I paint everything single SYW figure I have I can't catch up !

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  12. These guns look splendid Ken! Really looking forward to your SCW stuff.

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    1. Thanks you, hope to have enough SCW for a Friday entry.

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  14. Wonderful 15's, Ken! I like the expansive bases and the detail is incredible on them!
    You may have lost the side duel, but you have a lot of epic quality!

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    1. Thanks David, as I said above if I paint everything SYW figure I have in the house I can't catch up !

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