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 Post subject: Appropriate Artillery
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:08 pm 
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I have gotten the very nice miners from Ironclad Miniatures. This includes a 4 man gun crew. What sort of artillery piece would these guys be using?

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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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Have a look at the North Star range, one or two of these would work.
http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=166&page=1


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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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Depends who is supplying them, my miners have Russian paymasters but a WWI British 13 or 18 lber would work as would a French 75. The listing from North star that Mort suggests would be good for an ex museum piece. If not a cobbled together gun could be scratch built.

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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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I wonder if museum pieces would be pushed into action - Napoleonic till WW1 .....


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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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DaveRose wrote:
I wonder if museum pieces would be pushed into action - Napoleonic till WW1 .....


I think they would, even if it's just for the morale value.


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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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I just happen to have purchased a set of cannon ......


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Always worth looking at Reiver .... https://reivercasting.wordpress.com/193 ... -war-28mm/


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 Post subject: Re: Appropriate Artillery
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Thanks for the Northstar link. I think the Soviet 45 mm anti-tank gun model 1937 would be just right. I have seen some Miner's Union banners with pictures of Lenin on them, so USSR supplier is good.
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They pushed an 18pdr memorial gun in Hong Kong into service against the Japanese invasion of December 1941, so it's certainly a possibility. Added to which, variants of the 18pdr were still very much in service with Regular and Territorial batteries of the RA and RHA in 1938.


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