UPDATED: Heavy Artillery
UPDATED with new pics, 11 May 2013
Time for more pictures, I think. Today, I'll show you a few of the Forgeworld artillery pieces I've done, along with a converted gun trailer.
The Palladian Guard make a lot of use of heavy artillery, with their lumbering, WWI-style tactics. Each position is methodically pounded with tonnes of ordnance prior to an assault, so the infantry advance upon a field of twisted metal and churned earth ... or at least that's the plan.
This is a good set of shots showing the Earthshaker Cannon as a whole. The carriage is removable from the main gun, the gun traverses and the support legs at the back can be locked together with a pin to display it in 'limber' mode.
Obviously the biggest thing about these beasts is the cost ... especially if you want three in your army. There's nothing stopping you converting a gun carriage from scratch, and it seems fairly simple but it's very hard to make them look realistic. These Forgeworld pieces are really great quality and if you can afford them, they'll make an excellent centrepiece.
I haven't yet tried using the Citadel Spray Gun. I'm told you can get a similar effect to what I've just described but with much less effort, but I like the control and subtlety you can get with a brush. One day I'll dig out an old Chimera and try a Spray Gun.
|Heavy Mortar (minus mud)|
The transfers are all from the Death Korps set, again from Forgeworld and again very expensive. This one, however, pays for itself since you get an A4 sheet with hundreds of transfers, from individual shoulder pad numbers to artillery and tank markings too: probably enough to do a decent-sized army with.
|Toolboxes, fuel drums and tools for flavour|
|Quick conversion of a Chimera to make a 'hauler'|
Hopefully tomorrow I'll follow with a few weathering tips! In time, I'll start doing more step-by-steps with pictures for each stage as I buy and build new units, but at the moment this is all the existing stuff in the army.