|The new multi figure bases.|
The artillery features two Sakers (Medium guns) and two huge Cannon Royale (heavy guns), lovely little models and as I was reminded by Roy recently, the guns were designed by Frank Hinchliffe himself. The crew are the classic Hinchliffe figures, as good today as I remember them all those years ago. Under WRG rules the main advantage of the bigger guns is range, artillery being not very effective at all. I have considered building the wonderful contraption used in the 'Battleground' Edgehill battle HERE (fast forward to 7:00 minutes to see it in use), with it's roll for bounce and roll for 'windage', it looks great fun but somewhat cumbersome to use. The eight figure unit 'Firelocks of the Artillery Train Guard' demonstrates the new style bases too.
As I like circular command bases I indulged myself in a couple, again resisting temptation to dress them up beyond a couple of cork 'rocks' that still require a final highlight. The flag is by Warlord, as supplied in their box sets, they have lovely deep colour saturation but crack like anything if you attempt to 'wave' them. I bit of patience with this one was rewarded, it is of course based upon the Royal Standard. The mounted Generals are of course Hinchliffe and the two foot figures are both old Garrison figures that I have acquired along the way.