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Wednesday 13 January 2016

First Look at the Pudigroan Artillery Crew for Flintloque

Welcome to the first look article for the second of two releases in the Ruined Kingdom of Pudigrochumsberg army for Flintloque and Slaughterloo coming in February. The other article also on our blog and concerns a three barrelled cannon!  Both of these codes will be released in February and follow up on LE046 King Bonio, 56591 Hundmorder Dragoons, 56589 Pudigroan Dogman Line and 56123 Pudigroan Line Casualties.  You can see them all on the Pudigroan page of our website HERE.  We want to show you these great 28mm original miniatures.  This time as inked 'tins' master castings in white metal which are now part of the production process. Here is the code, description as well as images of the talented gunners of this burned and blackened land.  The Pudigroan Artillery Crew!

Trained by the finest artillerie masters in Lyonesse the newly formed batteries of the Pudigroan Artillerie have yet to see much action but in small battles against Krautian Dwarf incursions of the Confederation of Finklestein’s territory they have proven more than adequate to the task. The structure of a typical Foot Artillery battalion is as follows.  There are five batteries of five artillery pieces each, these are normally medium to heavy cannon and howitzers.  These pieces are served by a total of four hundred Dogs composed of gunners, infantry and officers as well as servants and bearers.  All serving the guns are designated as Gunners.  The gunners are armed with their normal artillery implements with officers having standard pistols or swords as well.

The Foot Artillerie uniform consists a dark orange tunic, black breeches, a black shako with silver and a green plume, black shoes. Facing colours (cuffs, collars, etc.) are red. Equipment is black with equipment straps being of white leather.

56590 Pudigroan Artillery Crew
This will be a set of 28mm white metal Dogman miniatures which will give you the gunners and limber beasts for your new force.  These are meant for use with the rest of the Pudigrochumsberg packs but they will also serve well in Confederation of Finklestein collections and also revolutionary older style Ostarian Empire forces.  Sculpted by our lead designer Sam Croes there are six new different models in this set and two from the existing range (Horses from 51514) and they will be available as a full set (8).  As with all our Valon miniatures we will offer the additional choice of purchase pro-painted and based by our team of ladies here in Scotland. 

The poses are from left to right in the main picture top row to bottom row an Artillery Officer pointing out the direction of shotte and holding a sword, a Gunner with trail spike waving his fist and tongue lolling and a Gunner with sponger ready for use.  A Gunner carrying a water bucket who has a wooden leg, a Gunner who is bare headed with an eye patch carrying a cannon ball and a Gunner with lit fuse who is also holding a pistol.  Lastly two identical Limber Horses with tackle and trail fitted for use pulling artillery pieces.  All are wearing Pudigrochumsberg uniform and most wear a tricorne hat.  These Dogmen are all 'poodle' types making them the same average height and bulk as an Elf.  They are character filled miniatures that are your gun crew but who would also make excellent additions to an infantry section as well.

While they can be used with any artillery piece from our range HERE.  They are intended for use with any Ferach guns and remember the forthcoming in February artillery piece the 59519 Le Imperiale Trois Cannon or the 'Menage a Trois' three barrelled cannon.

We are now in the second half of the new Ruined Kingdom of Pudigrochumsberg army for Flintloque and Slaughterloo and we will complete it this year with a release every month ending with a whole Slaughterloo DAP box.  The popularity of the Von Rotte Dwarves HERE has continued with these new Dogmen. Feel free to ask me questions on

I also want to thank you all for the purchase of the recently released King Bonio limited edition code which you can see HERE.  Our first limited edition miniature in the range in a couple of years its gone down really well and thanks for your kind words.  Remember to download the free PDF insert for this king too if you are reading this at the end of January or later.  It will be on the page of the website for him.

Thanks for Reading 


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