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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Big Guns

Hi gents,
Hectic at work since I got back from holiday so not had a chance to take pics of the new arrivals.Here are some pics of the ACW collection taken some time ago but never posted in the interim.
Perry 24 pdrs

Action at the rear.

These have to be the biggest guns in the collection.

All painted by the war office a few years ago.

Good thing about the Perry's is the number of variants for the guns.

This figure from the union camp set.

Mounted officer in front of a touching history barn

Last shot til the weekend hopefully get some pics of the latest arrivals then.
A lot of new stuff to see.
Best wishes


  1. Phew, big guns indeed! Very nice. Simon

  2. Wow - that is a BIG gun. Very nice as usual.


  3. A gun's never big enough! They're very nice.

  4. Stop motion action and an old dilapidated wooden fence shedding it's white-wash! Can't get much better than that, Willie. Loved it!

  5. Lovely pics and figs as always Willie. What calibre are the guns supposed to represent?

  6. Great stuff, Willie...your Civil War figs are fantastic

  7. Those are impressive! Who said size was not important?!

  8. That will make the old ears ring! Wonderful work.

  9. They look fantastic Willie. Really like the look of the last three photos too.

  10. I love your pics! Specially the 24 pdrs and its servents...great job!

  11. excellent eye candty, and great photo set .. well done

  12. Some great looking figures, nicely painted and the gun and crew have that worn campaign feel about them. In these pictures you have also captured the atmosphere with your camera.

  13. Thanks for taking the time to comment gents,
    KP in answer to the calibre
    The 24-pdr had a 5-2/3 in bore, a barrel 9 ft 6 in long, and weighed 5400 pounds. Its overall length was slightly more than 11 ft. The length of the barrel was 20 times its diameter, or 20 calibres, which was typical.
    So said the google search!