(April because this is all ostensibly for the battle of Vimy Ridge which was in April)
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
These guns are from Renegade Miniatures.
I like renegade miniatures. They’re a tad on the chunky side, but they are solid (and durable!) and easy to paint.
The Renegade gun kind of dwarfs the other gun I have from Wargames Foundry
I’m not really sure I will make use of these… well… ever… the guns would be located nowhere near the actual area represented on the tabletop. I mostly just picked them up because… well… I got them back when I got the rest of the Renegade Miniatures stuff – a few years back – back when the pound sterling was still down (relative to the Canadian Dollar) AND they were still doing 5-4-4 deals on the regimental packs! (It looks like they’re still doing 5-4-4 deals, but they’ve done away with the regiment deals…)
I suppose I could set guns out on other tables, but if I wanted to start representing the guns with miniatures I’d need an awful LOT of guns - and guns ain’t cheap!!! I had it in mind I might just do the guns that were organic to the division and represent each battery with one team… but there were two brigades of Artillery per battalion, each with four batteries. An 18 ponder gun team (with the current exchange and postage rates) costs $16.20CAD from Irregular, $36CAD from Great War Minatures, $32 from Gripping Beast/Woodbine (or $29CAD each – if you buy a battery or two!?), $83.70 from Old Glory (If ordered from Old glory USA - admittedly most of that is shipping!? It looks like if I ordered it from the UK it would only be $25…). Even if I went with the cheapest option (Irregular) for the field batteries (three of the four batteries were field batteries, the other was a howitzer battery), that would be almost $400… just for the field batteries…
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
One of the last two battalions (58th or 116th) of the 9th Brigade… Then it’ll be on to the first Division… or some Germans!?