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SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2021 2:58 p.m. PST


Here is another entry of mine for the 11th annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. This entry was for the beach landing chamber. I thought these minis from Askari Miniatures were perfect for this task. They are a standard (4) man gun crew plus one gun for my preferred rules set, TSATF, The Sword And The Flame. However I'm sure they would fit the bill for any of the other colonial rules sets. They are wearing the Late 1890's early 1900'a Naval Landing rig and uniforms. They man a French 80mm mountain gun. I actually painted these for my buddy Dan of "The Last Stand Boat Yard" for our fledgling Tonkin 1900 games. We've played one such game remotely thus far, and hope to play more soon.


Check out my blog or the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge blog for more pics and details.



Sgt G

Zeelow25 Mar 2021 3:05 p.m. PST

Nice work, SGT.

Capt. Zeelow

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2021 3:07 p.m. PST

Thank you Capt. Zeelow.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine25 Mar 2021 11:25 p.m. PST

Cool nicely done. That gun though I bet the Royal Navy lads would make a joke or two about the size of a French man's gun

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP
26 Mar 2021 5:12 a.m. PST

I hope I get to see that battery in action at Hurricon later this year!

(I recognize that requires both the convention to be held, and Dan making the trek to Florida again to see us all.)


Murvihill26 Mar 2021 5:52 a.m. PST

The joke is the size of your gun is compensating for shortness elsewhere.
Lovely painting. The trail on that French gun looks odd, but as a mountain gun needs to be small and light it isn't unreasonable. Because all your troops are mounted on bases it looks smaller than it really is.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2021 6:22 a.m. PST

You're usual slipshod work, I shudder each time I have to play with your figures :)

Seriously brother excellent work as always. The only thing better than the quality of your figures is the quality of your games. I have yet to play in one; win, lose or draw, that I havent thoroughly enjoyed. Of course, to date, my loses well outnumber my wins but c'est la guerre.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2021 10:17 a.m. PST

Great work!

Borderguy19027 Mar 2021 5:36 a.m. PST

Are you sure that's an 80mm gin and not a 8mm? Looks more like a signal gun.

Nicely painted crew and cannon.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2021 10:36 p.m. PST

Beautiful work, Sarge!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

Absolutely hilarious replies chaps, I literally laughed out loud this morning! Thank you my friends and colleagues for the feedback on my work.

The gun does look rather small, and not being on a base makes it look smaller. I just received the retooled and redesigned 80mm mountain gun model from Askari Minis ( link ) and it looks great. I'll post a pic once completed.

But for now, here's the pic from the website of the new version of this gun.


Marc and Florida Tory, if all goes well we just may see those in action this year. I plan to run a NWF game at Hurricon this year that we play tested last month at Das Krieg Haus. Marc, you will certainly enjoy this one my friend, win lose, or draw, lol ! It's always a pleasure to have you join my games.

Askari Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Mar 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

We released the first de Bange gun more than a dozen or so years ago. Back then it was hard to find info on French artillery. More is available now and I was able to see one in person in Budapest a couple of years ago.

The original piece lacked the "extension"--sometimes this was used and sometimes not. The new gun has the extension and we've divided the carriage so it can be loaded on the mules correctly.

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