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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 4:19 p.m. PST




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von Schwartz11 Jun 2019 5:58 p.m. PST

Are those Britains?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 10:20 p.m. PST

Are you kidding me?… (smile)

They are Brunswicks … as the tittle said… (German).


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 11:35 p.m. PST

He is joking (I think)……. Grin

Using French guns just to confuse Tango further

C M DODSON12 Jun 2019 5:39 a.m. PST

Sorry, not my cup of tea so to speak.

Glossy, no rammers and cannon balls not pre packed ammunition?

Hinton Hunt did some lovely figures in their day but our German friends are much better.


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 5:58 a.m. PST

Follow the link to see their origin. They are conversions of Hinton Hunt originals to create Brunswick foot and horse artillery figures. I see the maker has explained the use of French cannon also and admits proportions are not ideal.

It is a style that has many adherents still (OK not me either) and it would be dull world if we all did exactly the same thing.

Fixed ammo. My understanding is that artillery in our era indeed used nothing but fixed ammo, ie a ball with the propellant bag attached, never too sure if a wooden sabot also. Only thought, would a ball and propellant charge separately allow for the occasional longer range shot?

C M DODSON12 Jun 2019 7:48 a.m. PST

Hi Mr D.

I did follow the link and have read a lot about this revitalisation of the old Hinton Hunt classics which in its self is admirable.

Whilst gloss has its advocates and reminds me of the Britain's troops of my childhood it reflects light terribly like a disco ball if you wish to photo your favourite fellows.

Fixed charges were the gunners preference and the sabot made usually of elm or alder was dished to allow the projectile to sit in it.

This was then attached to the charge, in a flannel or serge bag by string or if British by two tinned iron straps.

Range was determined by the elevation screw not the powder amount as in modern artillery.

For mortars however being fixed at 45 degrees, the powder charge did indeed get changed according to the range.

Variety is the spice of life as they say.

Best wishes,


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 9:00 a.m. PST

Now that answers many a question (which I was too idle to research in my many books on the subject.) Perrys are amongst the few who do portray fixed ammo in the loader's hands. The majority think of pirate films and give them just a cannon ball.

I still laugh at Perrys' Bavarian howitzer loader. BAV 21. He would have made a great obstetrician or veterinary surgeon

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 12:02 p.m. PST



von Schwartz12 Jun 2019 6:34 p.m. PST

From: Tango01
They are Brunswicks … as the tittle said… (German

No one likes a smart a@@, unless its me.(smile) I was referring to the line of toys including soldiers, cars, trucks, tanks, etc. Distributed by Britains Petite Ltd., Britains is the brand name.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

Oh!…. sorry…. (smile)


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