Sunday, January 1, 2023

Parrot and 5 Inch

Strelets ACW Union troops with a Parrot Rifle in an entrenched position.
Good for sieges.
Or prepared positions on the defense.
Here the Model 1890 5 inch howitzer in use by US troops.
The same crew as the ACW gun works for an early use of the gun, as the uniforms did not change much even for a long time.
Here the Parrot Rifle being used by a Boer crew.
I think they would work for Confederates, or even for an American Militia unit up to about 1900 when such guns would be out of service, but no later than 1920 when US inventories were cut after the war.
I find the Boer War figures very useful for a variety of troop types.

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