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The 75mm Creusot would make a nice counter piece to the British 15pr, and the British 4.7inch to the Boer Long Tom.
The Improvised field mounts created by Captain Percy Scott for Guns from his ship HMS Terrible would be most appropriate, since it was these guns which effectively neutralised the Boer Long Toms...
4 x 12pdr Naval Guns, these had superior range to the armys regular artillery.
2 x 4.7" on static (they were designed to be repositioned) pintal mounts used at Ladysmith to good effect.
2 x 4.7" on field mounts.(this could be a single kit with a standard pintal mount and improvised field mount ala Percy Scott)
And I belive one 6" on field mount.
Also there were several similar guns on improvised mounts used in the Boxer rebellion(Percy again) and WW1 Gallipoli and Africa, notable the two Peggys from HMS Pegasus and the German guns salvaged from the SMS Konigsberg.
Currently available is the 4.7" gun on Percy Scott field mount in 20mm metal from Jacklex and is not at all expensive, naval crew and ox team is also available... and this would seem to be the best option in the moment.
Thank you, Ironsides! Great information. I'm kind of a "purist" which means I wish I could find some soft plastic leftover pieces big enough to make the wooden gun carriage as a conversion.
Cheers! - GC
Granted plastic would be better but its pretty amazing that someone produces the Percy Scott conversion at all... and complete with limber and crew too :wink:
GC, your enthusiasm put a smile on my face... :+1:
How did the kit go together? I bought one and am wondering if there is anything to watch out for? Regards, Pa
Many thanks for taking your time to write up this very detailed instructions GC, much appreciated. It will come handy when I start that kit. Sure helps avoiding the odd trap, and will be useful to other readers as well. :+1:
Btw Plasticsoldierreview's review of that very set is now online. Regards, Pa
Well for those who want a Long Cecil gun in 1/72 your dream have come true..
For Crew you can use the figures from Strelets' set "British 15 pdr 7 cwt BL Gun."