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14Bore13 May 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

I am getting to my end of my Russian army, I have (when order gets here) all 9 1/2 position batteries. There are in all my years collected basically 3 sizes of 12pdrs but 8 models are over sized. Do I use these for the main 12pdrs, smaller for the light 12pdrs. So will have 1 20pdr Lucerne, 1 over sized 12pdr, 2 smaller 12pdrs per battery.
To pull that trigger and distribute them?

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

That sounds like the way to go.

Line Foot Battery Company: 4 Medium 12#, 4 Small 12#, 4 1/2 Pud Unicorn
Line Foot Light Company: 8 6#, 4 1/4 Pud Unicorn
Line Horse Company: 6 6#, 6 1/4 Pud Unicorn
Guards: (Same number/types of pieces as the Line counterparts)
Source: Аракчеевская Артмллерия -- С. С. Смирнов

14Bore13 May 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

I will have 2x4 figure stands and 2x2 figure stands with the usual 1 figure = 1 gun for each battery.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 8:42 a.m. PST

How I wish this was what I had thought, when I read the title….

A posting about the whole scale creep thing, from even the very best makers.

The figures inexorably pile the weight on, they grow in stature and the detailed casting improves……

Great. But do they ever go back to the early releases and revise them? The DB Horse artillery were great in their day…as were the whole Netherlands range, or the Brunswickers….from they who must be obeyed…..the name must not be spoken.

But they are totally substandard compared with what is now produced by these folk….Danish Artillery, Confed of the Rhine and obscure Peninsular units…….

14Bore13 May 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

I have always ordered under the assumption I was getting 15mm figures, rarely a 18mm figure. And as I do like a variety of figures got them wherever my fancy took me. So as my topic really is how to incorporate 8 large 12pdr models out of the 30 12pdrs in my army. The 6pdrs are somewhat in the same boat but haven't looked at them yet. If anything some are extra small.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

There is a trend to divorce the ordnance and vehicle scale from that of the figures.

As you say, 15mm became 18mm and larger. For me, 25mm became 28mm….and some 28mm are massive folk…..across the waist and height also…although their legs, below the knees, never seem to grow strangely.

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