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Prof Pate29 May 2020 2:15 p.m. PST

Does anybody have information about the scale of issue and usage of these weapons.

Effectiveness and efficacy



dwight shrute29 May 2020 4:34 p.m. PST

hand mortars ? link

von Schwartz29 May 2020 7:22 p.m. PST

Yeah, I've heard of that but don't have any further information. Don't think they were too prevalent though.

21eRegt30 May 2020 3:32 p.m. PST

The image in the Funcken books makes them look cool and Foundry made them in 28mm. I naturally had to have some but have wondered about how to use them in a game.

Wargamorium31 May 2020 2:52 a.m. PST


I fully agree with what you say. They are a 'must have' in any SYW Russian army. Maybe 50% chance of killing the firer, 49% chance of misfire or no effect and 1% chance of inflicting a severe fright on the target.


p.s. we met at the Waterloo diorama during the 2015 commemorations.

Prof Pate31 May 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

misfire or dud absolutely necessary particularly in a skirmish game. Big fright for enemy though.

I'd consider two things one fire/misfire/kill gunner roll and then use of GW scatter dice for accuracy.

Could be a load of fun.

Ta all, John

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