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historygamer11 Nov 2017 9:53 p.m. PST

So, in the opinion of the members here, what company makes the best (most accurate, well-modeled) guns for 15mm?

I note that some of the companies don't have pictures of their guns/figures on line.

Some that come to mind:

Battle Honors (no pictures, just says Union/Confederate artillery – not sure what that means?)

Stone Mountain

Musket Miniatures

Old Glory 15s

I am sure there are others. Hate clunky looking thick wheels on guns.

Appreciate the feedback.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 11:38 p.m. PST

Stone Mountain and Musket IMO. Both done by the same sculptor I believe.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 12:24 a.m. PST
jdpintex12 Nov 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

IMO it is Stone Mountain. Great sculpts and variety. And easy to tell the differences between types (easier than remembering the difference between a Wiard and James rifle).

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

Third for Stone Mountain

Cleburne186312 Nov 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Definitely Stone Mountain. IMO, no other company has captured the curves correctly for the Napoleon and 3" Ordnance Rifle.

Mine are all Stone Mountain with Old Glory gunners.

Normal Guy12 Nov 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

No doubt about it. Stone Mountain all the way. And second place is a long way from ‘me.

BrianW12 Nov 2017 11:00 p.m. PST

I'll cast another vote for Stone Mountain. Bought my guns from then back in the late 1980s, and will gladly buy more from there when I need them.

Littlearmies13 Nov 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

For me it would be Blue Moon – I'm not a big fan of anything else they do (their horses look dreadful) but their equipment (for whatever period) is first rate.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 9:08 p.m. PST

Stone Mountain!

historygamer14 Nov 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

Isn't there a difference between US 12 lbs Napoleons and CSA Napoleons? Isn't there more of a bell on the US ones and the CSA ends are more blunt?

CSA gun:




Cleburne186315 Nov 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

Yes, the CSA Napoleons were cast without the flare at the muzzle later in the war. Mostly to conserve bronze. And then even later out of iron. But there were still plenty of former Union Napoleons in the arsenal as well.

historygamer15 Nov 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

I'm having a hard time telling if the Stone Mountain one has that flair?

Cleburne186315 Nov 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

It does. They also sell straight CSA Napoleons as well I think.

DJCoaltrain18 Nov 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

I preferred Minifigs cannon. I have now moved onto Blue Moon.

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