Veldt Artillerie

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Fire-at-Will
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Veldt Artillerie

Post by Fire-at-Will »

Right at the beginning of our period, just what's need to support my Boers
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Theses are two Krupp 75mm field guns and a pair of 1pdr pom-poms from Strelets, surplus crew has been used for command and loader teams
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Maybe I need to add some limbers?
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.
David Reasoner
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Very nice, Will. I have been considering Strelets' Boer 155mm 'Long Tom' set, as very similar 120mm and 155mm De Bange field guns were still widely used in WW2, and the Boer gunners might, with minor surgery, pass for Chaco War Paraguayan artillerists.

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Great work.
(Always love a good TSATF Boer War game.)
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I had considered the long tom, but decided my Boers could always use my 4.7" naval gun if required
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David Reasoner
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Love the 4.7" and draft oxen. IIRC, 8 such naval guns on field carriages survived into the Spanish Civil War, first in Asturias with the Republican side, before being captured and pressed into service by the Nationalists.

I had something a bit different than Boer use in mind for the Strelets "Long Tom", one possibility being the Finnish 120K78. The Finns used its 155mm mle.1877 bigger brother as well.

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CarlL
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Post by CarlL »

Will,
Like those Boer artillery pieces & crews and the "long Tom" and bullocks.

David,
Like the way your mind works on conversion possibilities!
And great photos of Finnish guns and tows! Never seen them before! (And looks like a captured Russian T20 light tractor or is it a Polish TSK tankette!?

CarlL
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Very nice Will

I have a Raventhorpe 37mm pom-pom (nice model too)
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David Reasoner
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CarlL wrote: 28 Mar 2021, 07:54 David,
Like the way your mind works on conversion possibilities!
And great photos of Finnish guns and tows! Never seen them before! (And looks like a captured Russian T20 light tractor or is it a Polish TSK tankette!?

CarlL
Carl, thanks. The tractor is a captured Soviet T-20 Komsomolets, probably the most numerous armored vehicle in Finnish service during WW2.

David
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