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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2019 2:14 a.m. PST

Hello all,

Please ,which factory sells for use with 28/30/32 mm figures, artillery pieces for the European armies of the second half of the 16th century(So not the ones of the wars of Italy)?

Thanks you,


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2019 2:56 a.m. PST

Tumbling Dice.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2019 10:48 p.m. PST



or that ?


It's not for the second half of the 16th century?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 3:50 a.m. PST

I think you'll find they used cannon for decades & old fashioned often sat with new.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 2:49 p.m. PST

The main difference is that cannons got lighter, due to better material. The limber also made its debut around the 1550ies, afaik – which makes cannons more maneuverable.

Still, I think most cannons used in the first half would not look totally out of place in the second, especially regarding the heavy artillery.

That said, I am not aware of any artillery especially created for the late 16th century, but as this is not my main collection area this does mean nothing.

I would look at TAG, eg:

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 1:28 a.m. PST

Yes alas those of the wars of Italy are too old and those of the 17th century too modern …

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 5:23 a.m. PST

Here is a specialist manufacturer, Diez. I only ever found his stuff at Berliner Zinnfiguren:


They specialise on artillery, and there are a lot of pieces there that could be usefull for your timeframe. Beware that their prices are those of a specialist niche company, though, which means high to painful.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2019 2:23 a.m. PST

Thank you Puster I contacted them, we'll see because for their gun models of the sixteenth century, they do not indicate the years?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

No closer specification as far as I know.

I would simply look at contemporary images to see what I need and then buy what looks like it.

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