Napoleonic Coastal Batteries - your opinions

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wargamer1979
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Napoleonic Coastal Batteries - your opinions

Post by wargamer1979 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:08 pm

Hi folks,

I'm getting into Napoleonic naval warfare and would like to put together some coastal batteries. I have some single hexes which I painted white and thinking about putting some model cannons on - I'm not that worried about scale. I'm probably going to use 1:1000 scale ships.

Do you think the best option for me is to buy ACW cannons and use the napoleonic 12 pounder gun? What size bases would I need for these? I am not an expert on gun barrels - is there a way to tell which is which?

Hope to hear from some of you soon and best wishes,

Graham
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dane
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Re: Napoleonic Coastal Batteries - your opinions

Post by dane » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:54 am

Hi Graham

what you need for coastal battery's you would probably be better off doing towers and small forts than cannons. If you want to use cannon I would 6 our 2 mm Napoleonic guns

wargamer1979
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Re: Napoleonic Coastal Batteries - your opinions

Post by wargamer1979 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:27 am

Hi Dane,

This cannon would work well! Its 8mm long and has a 1mm bore:

https://youtu.be/7Gm8bu_UmWE

And its fully working too...

Best wishes,

Graham

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