I switched again, this time to Chinese Art(S) in Mongol service. I saw some of the excellent Donnington range of ancient artillery models on display quite a few months ago. I was really impressed by the painting style used on the display pieces and the fact that they had some that would fit nicely on a 40 by 40 mm base.
I bought a few of ART06 and had a go. The results you see above manned by some Essex Chinese artillery crew (CHN 20). I know its an torsion mangonel and the Mongols are “famous” for human powered and large counterweight artillery but those models are enormous!
Now I have some LH(S) Mongol generals to finish; some Cv(S) Mongol cavalry to finish; I’ve also primed the other mangonel and the two ballista I bought for Art(O) ; and I’m half way through all the Chinese artillery crew I bought. All this before I start on the Cv(O)! Sometimes I wonder.
Updated: Sun, 24 Aug 2008
Here’s a few other examples of Mongol artillery that others have pointed out to me:
- Hand pulled artillery conversion based on Donnington’s early perrier (ART42) courtesy of Swampster. He used the original crew, side frames and axle. The main beam is made up of a bundle of florist’s wire bound with thread and couple of cross beams were added.
- Glen Verburgt has scratch built both a counterweight trebuchet and a large perrier from plastic rod.
Updated: Thu, 28 Aug 2008
Check out the second Mongol artillery piece.