In Europe, massed artillery was beginning to be a regular feature on the battlefield, and came at times to dominate the field. This was much less the case in America for various reasons, such as cost, availability and terrain to name but three.
That being said, there were few battles that did not feature artillery of some kind, and any General would have been very happy to have the support of medium or light guns. The guns were on the whole bravely and well served by both sides, inflicting losses at long range with bounding iron cannon balls, and using case shot – a tin of tightly-packed musket balls – at close range. This box can be assembled and painted to represent Continental gunners, including the famous ‘Molly Pitcher’, or their opposite numbers, the Royal Artillery.
“Fire away boys!”
Contains the following plastic figures:
- 2 cannon. Can be built as either 3-pdr or 6-pdr cannon and with British Royal Artillery Crew or Continental Army gunners
- 1 ‘Molly Pitcher’ figure
- 2 mounted army commanders with option of 6 heads representing some of the most famous generals of the war on both sides
- 2 casualty figures – can be made as British or Continental
- 4-page background guide including construction details