Sunday, March 28, 2010

Artillery Piece of the Month: Force Publique Mountain Gun

Not really a historical piece, this, but I wanted to give my Belgians something to pound Arab slaver strongholds (not that I have painted any of my Arabs yet!); so it's the Foundry Askari Mountain gun painted up with a Force Publique looking crew.

Belgian Nordenfelt 4.7cm

The Force Publique did use a selection of artillery in later years: including Krupp howitzers and Nordenfelt 4.7cm cannons (which were very similar in size to this mountain gun). They also had bronze 7.5cm cannons for use against the Arab slavers so it's not too much of a stretch to give them this.

Next month's artillery piece will be something for my Tudor period swashbucklers which I recently bought on eBay.

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