In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Monday, January 28, 2013

17 pdrs

Fresh out of the tub o' flock is a section of Old Glory 17 pounder AT guns from the Divisional AT Regiment to help my WW2 Canadians when faced with German panzer counterattacks.

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I split a bag with Brian giving me a section of 2 deployed guns and one gun being towed.
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The crew are a bag of Peter Pig figures with a couple of spare Battlefront officers.

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The models were much simpler to put together than the ones I painted for the Mad Padre back in 2010. The Old Glory models are two parts; carriage, complete with trails and wheels in one piece and then the gun with shield in another piece. There was a small amount of flash to clean up. The Peter Pig gun crew were quite nice to paint.
I cut the bases from heavy card stock and made them longer than the large Battlefront bases my 6 pounders are on. I didn't like the barrels overhanging and wanted the longer base to protect them from damage.
The Jerry 'Big Cats' now have something more to worry about!


  1. Very nice work, sir. Your idea of using longer bases is a good one. We put so much time and effort into producing our wargames armies, it pays to spend a little more to ensure they're protected.

  2. These are fantastic. Is the Kangaroo an Old Glory model as well?

    1. Yes it is. I posted about them last month.

  3. Hi James:
    Nice work buddy, they look like they will stop the SS in its tracks. They look just as good if not better than the BF ones you painted up for me (which still need to fire a shot in anger!). The drybrushed mud on the gun shields, wheels, and Ram tracks is an excellent touch. I take it you like the Piggie figures? I am thinking I need to go Piggie once I get all my BF figures painted.

  4. I'm pretty sure I dry brushed mud on yours as well!
    I like the Piggie figures. I was sorely tempted to get a platoon in overcoats.
    I still may do winter Russians and Germans in greatcoats from PP once I have some $$.

  5. Very nice James, maybe you better paint mine too.