Saturday, 6 May 2017

Mexican Artillery Battery

We had a great time with the game over Easter in Spain, so I came back all enthused and decided to build an extra gun battery. This project is a fun make-do and mend project so i built the entire battery from the bits box and odd figures.

A composite 70mm battery
Ex-German Revell limber with Imex seated figures (both head-swapped) and an Airfix outrider 

Guns & crews
Guns are Imex carriages with PSC Pak38 guns (modified to fit), crew are a mix of - HAT Gatling gun set, old Airfix ACW gunners, some soft plastic WW2 German gunners with head swaps, an Imex ACW gunner (head-swapped) a HAT French gunner (head-swapped) and a Raventhorpe metal gunner,the deployed limber is HAT (from their French `75 set), the tethered horse team are all Imex

Odds`n sods
Mounted gunner (Hat figure on an old Airfix horse) + Hat officer

Hat Heliograph team

Combat Miniatures Japanese (Russo-Japanese War) painted up as Federales


  1. A nice boost to your firepower- great work.



  2. The guns look good.Neat stuff all around.

  3. Well done, beautiful minis...and impressive guns/limber...

  4. Thanks guys :)

    Those left over PSC guns actually look ok as early C20th pieces once you remove the muzzle break. This is just a bit of fun, but also a cheap alternative to buying all the bits and figures I`d need for a new battery. :)

  5. I'm very impressed with your whole Mexican Revolution project. I love how you've created the forces you've needed from so many other eras, theatres, and nationalities. I hope to get into this day.

  6. It is a fun period and has given me hours of pleasure building and modelling, plus four (so far) good games. I don`t do normal wargaming :)