Well the buttons have finally been sewn on. If this does not make sense to you then under no circumstances should you read the last few paragraphs of the Borodino + 200 years: the aftermath post of the 11 September 2012. Frankly, it is just intolerable that such stories should be available on a public forum!! 8O)
Perry Miniatures figures and gun from packs …
- ACW5 Union artillery firing piece (3″ Parrott Rifle and 3″ Ordnance Rifle barrel) &
- ACW15 Union Artillery running up piece (3” Parrott and 3” Ordnance barrels)
… armed with the 3″ Ordnance barrels. The thought of the artillerymen firing Parrots was admittedly quite seductive to the humour of von Peter himself but the clean lines of the Ordnance barrel plus the fact that there seemed to be more batteries of them than the Parrots won the selection process.
As yet the battery has yet to repay the effort put into colouring and basing it having been (barely) in action only once. This was in the ACW demo game at the Call to Arms convention where the game had only just begun when the buttonless battery had to be removed from the table of battle when brought under accurate fire from a cursed rebel 24 pounder smoothbore battery. May those over sized rebel guns be found to be of faulty manufacture and premature detonation be their fate!
Until we meet again …