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John the OFM12 Nov 2020 12:56 p.m. PST

This came up on another site discussing the Battle of Fort Mercer (Red Bank) in the AWI.
An excellent terrain maker is eager to make the fort. Some of us with large AWI armies can naturally do the Hessians, militia and Rhode Island forces.
A question was asked about the artillery.
It appears to have been salvaged from the wreckage of a 64 gun third rate British SOL that catastrophically blew up on the Delaware.
So, it would appear that the guns at Fort Mercer were probably 12pdr up to 18pdr on naval carriages.

My question is, who makes 18pdr artillery mounted on naval carriages? I have some rather generic artillery from Old Glory, but they don't look very big.

BillyNM12 Nov 2020 1:36 p.m. PST

Hinchliffe do a naval 18pdr, available from Hinds Figures.


7th Va Cavalry12 Nov 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

While we're at. Brechtel198, what's your historical take on naval vs. field carriages used in coastal forts? John and I concur, that naval carriages would have been the norm when available.
I'm curios about the searing logic of your fiery intellect on this historical matter.

John the OFM12 Nov 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

Good find, BillyNM.
Hinchliffe has been renowned for years for the quality of their artillery.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

WizKids Deep Cuts Unpainted Miniatures: Wave 9: Naval Cannons are also a possible option – 2 guns for $5 USD!

historygamer12 Nov 2020 5:21 p.m. PST

Depends on the fort, but yes, naval type carriages would have been the norm, especially for the heavier guns.

Thresher0112 Nov 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

Old Glory, Reviresco, and from Germany, Thomarillion. The latter are superb.


I suspect there may be others too.

Do a Google search with the description and 28mm tacked on.

7th Va Cavalry12 Nov 2020 9:09 p.m. PST

Thanks Thresher01!
I went to the Thomarillion and was immediately distracted by all the 28mm Do-Dads on the first page. Never made it to the guns. "Look, squirrel!" I agree, superb!

John the OFM12 Nov 2020 9:28 p.m. PST

Roger chases more squirrels than his dogs.

Yngtitan Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 6:26 a.m. PST

The Dayton Painting Consortium carry the London War Room 18th century line of Spanish. It has large caliber naval guns 18 or 24ib on naval carriages. Really nice pieces.


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