Friday, 28 October 2022

Boom Boom Boom

... as Baldrick might say.

One of the little features of the recent Partizan game was the inclusion of some mortars.

The Coehorn mortars 

... and a larger emplaced mortar piece:

I enjoyed modelling these. I figured the Coehorn mortars were portable, and merely added a couple of Pils Holstein officer figures to operate them.

The larger piece has been used previously in the mid-18C collection. Using separate crew figures and simply tacking them to the emplacement allows flexibility for it to appear in a number of my Horse and Musket projects.

Post Partizan, I had many reflections on the show and how the day went.

It was great to be back 'on the circuit', the only disadvantage being the lack of time to chat. Specifically, apologies are due to Peter and Kevin of the Iron Brigade who both stopped by for the very briefest of chats and we didn't really get much beyond 'hi'. 

Apart from that downside, putting on games at shows has always been invaluable in creating hobby project waypoints, spurring on the painting of an extra unit, or to finish a terrain item or vignette.

So, I plan to do more... indeed plans are beginning to formulate for the next Partizan in May 2023.


  1. I do like your mortars, the emplacement is a very nice piece indeed but the simplicity of the portable mortars and crew works so very well.

  2. Terrific stuff. I am particularly taken by the wee mortars.
    A figure like Baron Munchausen riding a cannon ball might be a splendid addition…
    Alan Tradgardland

  3. Fine work there Phil and those mortars are on my list to get or scratch build for my own 10mm armies.

  4. Great guns and a fantastic gun emplacement. I would enjoy seeing a tutorial on building your emplacement.