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i've already pitched this idea to HAT for WW2, but have you considered the possibility of artillery crew sets? no guns, just gunners, officers & other crews. there are alot of artillery sets out there, as well as cannon models that offer either inadequate crews or no crews at all. 1st come to mind are ESCI's Napoleonic artillery sets. these could certainly use better or more crewmen. there are plenty of others + usable cannons for other eras that could be utilized if they just had gunners; Alamo (Texans have no gunners!), Napoleonics, European colonials (British, French, German & Austrian), AWI, ACW, 30 & 7 yrs wars, Conquistadores, 1400-1600 ERA Poles, Russians, Turks, etc. there are endless possibilities for gunnery crews!
Gun Crews !
Just make Gun Crews !
Can there be anybody on this or the Hat Forum who wouldn't want more men maning the guns ?
That's a very good idea but they might as well toss in a few guns which are simple to produce. Better yet, why not vary the cannon as well, and for example, include a morter or rocket launchers or some other non-standard cannon.
Now, getting back to the crews, I would like to see some men defending their guns from infantry or cavilry attack.
Back to the guns, a wrecked carrage or some other artillery "causulty" might be fun
Well said Andrew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hi,broken guns or wrecked carriage or limbers is'nt dificult to do yourself,but charriots or wagons of the combat train are seldom done,whith appropriate crews
No set of artillerymen that I have yet seen includes the men who hauled on the ropes (traces) to pull the guns into position - I would like to have some of these for Napoleonic sets. Also, artillery figures for some of the smaller nation i.e. Germans, Poles, Spanish etc.
You might look at the Yankee/ Confederate Engineers on PSR that Revell did a number of years ago. The have men pulling ropes that I use to move cannons back in position. If you swap hats, I would believe they could serve in other wars !