Thursday, 3 February 2011

first world war crescent

.upnaway the ex gunner of the artillery painted these.I love his work and always take a look at his site. Crescent produced the artillery piece below and the plastic soldiers but never got around to the Germans facing them. So maybe Peter Cole could do Germans of the same scale. These Crescent guns are readily avaible on the net at low prices but I don't know if the scale is true 54mm.

The Ordnance QF 18 pounder, or simply 18-pounder Gun, was the standard British Army field gun of the World War I era. It formed the backbone of the Royal Field Artillery during the war, and was produced in large numbers. It was also used by British and Commonwealth Forces in all the main theatres, and by British troops in Russia in 1919. Its calibre (84 mm) and hence shell weight were greater than those of the equivalent field guns in French (75 mm) and German (77 mm) service. It was generally horse drawn until mechanisation in the 1930s.

The first versions were introduced in 1904 and later versions remained in service with British forces until early 1942. During the interwar period the 18-pounder formed the basis of early versions of the equally famous Ordnance QF 25 pounder, which would form the basis of the British artillery forces during and after World War II, in much the same fashion as the 18-pounder had during World War I.


great figures to buy from warrior. contact them directly.


Foot 70p each - Mounted £1.40 each (including horse or camel)

WW1 British infantryman, cap, advancing

WW2 British infantryman, cap, firing

WW3 British infantryman, Pith helmet, advancing

WW4 British infantryman, cap, sunguard, advancing

WW5 Turkish infantryman, advancing, fez

WW6 Turkish officer, fez, firing pistol

WW7 ANZAC advancing (floppy hat)

WW8 Turkish infantryman, advancing

WW9 British mounted infantryman (with horse)

WW10 Turkish infantryman, running

WW11 Mounted Arab (with camel)

WW12 British Lewis gunner, prone

WW13 Turkish lancer, slung (with horse)

WW14 British officer, leading troops

WW15 Turkish infantryman, prone, firing Maxim LMG

WW16 Arab, prone, firing rifle

WW17 Mounted Arab (with horse)

WW18 British cavalryman with sword (with horse)

WW19 Arab running, with rifle

WW20 British/ANZAC, kneeling at ready

WW21 Turkish infantryman, firing

WW22 Australian light horse trooper, rifle (with horse)

WW23 Turkish Lancer (with horse)

WW24 British/Anzac infantryman advancing

WW25 Mounted Arab with Sabre (with horse)

WW26 Indian Lancer (with horse)

WW27 Indian Infantryman, high porte

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