Having block painted the cannon, an ink wash of Army Painter Dark Tone finished them off. The largest of the cannon is pretty big and as previously mentioned, it will known as “The Demolisher”. It will be capable of taking down a castle wall in two shots, but it will take two turns to reload.
The smaller cannon will have the standard No Quarter cannon profile, still quite hard hitting, but will take longer to nibble away at a castle wall or anything else they are pointed at.
Scotia Grendel still produce these resin models and they are very reasonably priced.
I reckon that the Scotia Grendel crates were some of the first wargames scenery that I can remember buying a very long time ago. I have always fancied getting some of the large resin creatures with Orc riders…
A line up of four of these bad boys should be quite intimidating. Of course I am not sure what crew I have for these at the moment, it depends on which particular army will be using them. In No Quarter Siege games, the two fantasy largest armies I have are the Living Dead and the human Regency, the Living Dead are usually the attackers…
These old Grendel resin cannon have been knocking around for ages. I found these in a bargain box at one the shows a few years ago and bought the lot. After all, you need a good selection of cannon when attacking a castle!
These are in the process of being block painted ready for an Army Painter Dark Tone ink wash.
I only have one of the really large cannon on the right, so this will be “The Demolisher” with a hard hitting model profile, but very slow to load. Reckon it would be a good idea to have a few scenarios around this cannon, have the attackers trying to transport it to the site of the siege and have the defenders mount an attack to try to disable it.
So maybe the next time we have a large No Quarter siege battle, the forces attacking the castle will have access to some more firepower.
It has already been the case in the games played that the castle defenders have plenty of defensive weapons, including cannon, volley guns, mortars and rockets. If you look carefully at the top right of the image on the right, you will even see a steam plane!
When building my Grey Knights army, I wanted to have some models that were a bit different to the normal GW range. The Scibor marine range is a perfect range of alternative heavily armoured models that fit into the Grey Knight style. A little expensive, but then GW models are not exactly cheap these days.
With this particular model, I just had the one piece torso and so used GW arms and a head to finish it off.
Here are two Reaper Miniatures that I bought a couple of years ago. These were to be used as a Retinue troops in my Grey Knights army, but as they are not armed with any technological weapons, they can also double up in fantasy games. I love it when that happens, a model that can get used in more than one army or even genre.
I have also started playing Empire Of The Dead and these two models will fit into a Holy Order crew. So that makes about four different games that these guys can get used in.
There are so many great Reaper Miniatures, the biggest trouble I have is the time it takes going through the entire range looking for a bunch of models that I can use in different games and periods. If you do follow the link, just ignore the white “Bones” range of resin Reaper figures as they a rubbish, but fortunately there are metal eqivilants for most if not all of them.
I repainted this unit for use in my Grey Knights army, but it is highly unlikely that I will play 7th edition Warhammer 40,000$. But they will get use in No Limits as a core infantry units with support squads.
There are a couple of Sergeants, a couple of heavy weapon combi weapons, a sniper, a rocket launcher and a grenade launcher. With the eight standard infantry and a hero, I reckon they will nicely make two infantry squads each with a couple of support weapons and a sniper unit.