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  • #167703
    Buck Surdu
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    I am looking for an orc artillery piece and crew for a fantasy army.  Alternative Armies has a nice fish cannon, but they don’t see to have crew other than those that look Napoleonic.  I was hoping to find something that looked more “fantasy” but would go with an artillery piece, not a siege machine.  Any pointers.  My Google fu is week today.

    Buck Surdu

    #167707
    Gaz
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    I picked up a nice orc ballista from Forlorn hope recently. Nice little piece, reasonably priced:

    https://www.forlornhopegames.co.uk/products/947_ballista_and_2_crew

     

    #167708
    Andrew Beasley
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    #167709
    Tony S
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    Here’s a  list of a lot of different manufacturers’ orc catapults.

    https://www.the-ninth-age.com/community/lexicon/index.php?entry/1481-miniatures-skewerer/

     

    #167711
    Mike
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    #167728
    Buck Surdu
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    Thanks for the recommendations, all.

     

    #167807
    Patrice
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    Thanks for all the links, I didn’t know these Orcish ballista crews.

    Strange the Forlorn Hope ones want to carry the bolts on their back, as their ballista doesn’t seem able to move …but they are Orcs 😉 and anyway they can be useful too.

    I have a very old Citadel or early GW Orc, and a Gob too, with cannonballs but they are certainly not available anywhere.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #167809
    Mike
    Keymaster

    , as their ballista doesn’t seem able to move

    Mugludd MightyArm and Boneface McStrong disagree, you weak manling.

    #167812
    Patrice
    Participant

    , as their ballista doesn’t seem able to move

    Mugludd MightyArm and Boneface McStrong disagree, you weak manling.

    Oh yes you are right… Thinking about it, given the very aggressive fighting ways of the Orcs, it would make sense that the ballista would be carried with the first waves of assault. Either on their shoulders, as you say, or a small cart could be fitted underneath on easy terrain.

    …And …AAaaargh damn ! Now I think I suddenly understand why in our last (historical) Dark Ages game a player (always very cunning) who had taken a fort with a ballista in it later asked for a large wheelbarrow from the nearby village… And I had thought it was just to make a joke! He certainly plans to use it in next games. Not sure it will be large enough though.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #168158
    forlorn hope games
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    Thanks for all the links, I didn’t know these Orcish ballista crews. Strange the Forlorn Hope ones want to carry the bolts on their back, as their ballista doesn’t seem able to move …but they are Orcs 😉 and anyway they can be useful too.

     

    As all good (orc) artillery crew know, you can never have too many bolts to hand. You don’t want to be heading off to the wagon half way through a battle 🙂

    Let your imagination be your guide
    https://forlornhopegames.co.uk/

    #170011
    Buck Surdu
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    Taking some suggestions from guys on the list, I did purchase some “artillery.”  See some pictures.

    You can see more here:  http://www.bucksurdu.com/bucksblog/

    #170021
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Quite bonkers. Ideal.

    #170044
    Patrice
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    As all good (orc) artillery crew know, you can never have too many bolts to hand. You don’t want to be heading off to the wagon half way through a battle 🙂

    Yeees, good point.

    I had a second look at them and yes it makes sense. And if the enemy comes too close they could probably throw these bolts by hand, as pilum – angon, or use them as short spear or goedendag in melee.

    Um, now I think I need them…

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #171449
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Some of the models here would work as war machine crew?

    https://www.warmongerminiatures.com/collections/armoured?page=4

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