early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

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CarlL
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early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

Post by CarlL » 31 Mar 2019, 19:00

Well these Newline 20mm figures aimed at 19th century Afghanistan and Mahdi troops in Sudan, could be useful for early 20th century North Africa, middle east, or the post WW1 troubles in the Islamic republics of former Tsarist Russia, or Iran and Iraq?

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photos borrowed from TMP ad by Newline. see ad at http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=733262846
Where Newline state: "Available at Salute – New 20mm Afghan-Mahdist gun crews, standing and kneeling – 4 figures – £2.10 GBP"

see Newlines own site at: https://newlinedesigns.co.uk/
for those who dont know Salute (wargames show) is being held on 6th April, at ExCeL One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1XL
see http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2019/

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Re: early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

Post by Fire-at-Will » 31 Mar 2019, 19:24

Those look useful :D
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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Re: early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

Post by Seret » 01 Apr 2019, 09:11

C20th might be a stretch, unless you've still got some muzzle-loaded guns being fielded only about half of those will be any use to you.

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Re: early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

Post by dadlamassu » 01 Apr 2019, 09:54

Seret wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 09:11
C20th might be a stretch, unless you've still got some muzzle-loaded guns being fielded only about half of those will be any use to you.
The British 2.5" RML Mountain gun (also called & pounder) was used in WW1 and also in Somaliland in 1940. Maybe elsewhere too.

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Re: early 20th C Islamic 20mm gunners?

Post by Richard B. » 01 Apr 2019, 21:08

In any case many ww1 and 2 guns still used spikes and short rams, these could easily be trimmed down.

In Morocco the Spanish still some smooth bore brass cannon around WW1 and i wouldn`t be too surprised if the natives had some too.

Certainly in Mexico during the 1913-16 period (and before) smooth bore cannon using black powder (or at least the smokeless modern alternative) were still used. Home made dynamite guns were also employed - basically the explosion from a stick of dynamite was used to throw a projectile from the barrel :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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