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Siege guns

Postby timber_wolf899 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:23 pm

I've been reading the general series by David Drake......and

I got to thinking. The cannon we have for pirates are mostly field guns it seems. What do you guys think of a larger siege or fortress gun model cannon?
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:00 pm

Or how about mortars? I was just at Fort McHenry (really interesting, btw, definitely could inspire a great MOC) and was interested in the different types of guns used in the war of 1812. The mortars were the source of the "bombs bursting in air" of the U.S. National Anthem. This page has some images and descriptions of different artillery in use during the American Revolutionary War - a couple of decades earlier, but pretty similar technology.

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Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Like this?

http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=6096-1

A nice bombard for you!

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Postby MaceyWindu » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:21 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Or how about mortars?

Yes.

Just yes.
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Postby Username » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:36 pm

Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Like this?

http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=6096-1

A nice bombard for you!

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I'll be using those type of cannons in my medieval Lego armies.
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Postby Chrislad77 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:54 pm

I love the lego cannon piece. I don't feel there is a need for a larger one. I would really like to see if someone has tried to make a siege gun or anything larger.
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Postby Aliencat » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:03 am

Chrislad77 wrote:I would really like to see if someone has tried to make a siege gun or anything larger.

Here's one of my favourite examples from CCCV:

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Postby Count Blacktron » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:41 pm

I don't know if anyone has ever asked for anything like the LARGE cannon of Mons Meg in the historic Castle of Edinburgh Scotland. It was a true first in "bunker busters".

http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/castle_p ... 1num4.html
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