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Offline Mako

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25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« on: February 05, 2012, 04:15:43 AM »
There are a number of manufacturers who produce some nice 25mm and 28mm scale naval cannons and swivel guns, but not all of them have pics, and I've yet to see any really good, side by side comparisons of them, so thought I'd kick off this topic, in case others are looking for weapons to outfit their vessels, forts, or shore batteries.

Any pics people can provide of their various favorites will be greatly appreciated.  You can even include pics of carronades, and mortars/bombards too, if you'd like, since they'll probably be useful too.

I'm especially interested in photos of the various 25mm/28mm naval cannons available from Old Glory.

Perhaps this can be added as another topic, for reference, at the top of the message lists, since I imagine it will be useful for many.

To kick things off, one of my favorite cannon manufacturers is Thomarillion.  They make some superb looking, ornately decorated cannon, for your gaming pleasure.  These beauties would be especially useful as weapons in a shore battery, or mounted on the walls of a formidable fort.  Definitely worth seeking out, if you have the need for superb looking heavy weaponry.

I'll try to post a pic below:


Hmmm, photo didn't come through, but at least there's a link to it.

Feel free to post your own photos, and/or links to them here.

Offline Mako

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 02:34:13 AM »
Here's a link to the Old Glory 25mm accessories page, which lists the various cannons they have for sale, e.g. 6, 9, 12, and 18 Pdrs., plus a mixed pack of half-barrels, for outfitting your vessels with:


Sadly, no pics of them, so if anyone has any to share, that would be appreciated.  Would like to know what the various cannons look like.

They also sell a pack of men with swivel guns, in their Pirates range.

I'll post more pics of cannons from other manufacturers in the next day or so.

Offline Mako

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 12:22:26 PM »
Here are some pics of various 25mm / 28mm scale naval cannons from a number of manufacturers:

Crusader Miniatures Light Cannon and Gun Crew pack:

Crusader Miniatures Light Cannon pack (4 guns):

Dixon 6 Pdr. Cannon and Gun Crew - all can be purchased separately:

Games of War Naval Cannon:

Games of War Gunport and half cannon:

Games of War Swivel Guns:

Minimi.co.uk Ornate Cannon:

Minimi.co.uk Dragon Cannon - not sure if this one is fantasy, or historical, but do recall seeing some similar ornate cannon from the Italian Wars:

Thomarillion Ornate Naval Cannon:

I'd love to see some photos of the various Old Glory cannons, if anyone has pics of their: 6, 9, 12, and 18 Pdr. guns.

Photos of other cannons not shown above, but suitable for 17th and 18th Century Pirate, and/or naval vessels, or forts would be appreciated as well.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 12:25:22 PM by Mako »

Offline Paul

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 01:16:08 PM »
The Minimi.co.uk Ornate Cannons..Iīve got two, barrels excatly the same but on field carriages, sitting on my workspace..I got them from Kinder eggs over 15 years ago. ???
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Offline CptJake

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 12:19:51 PM »
Eureka have cannon too:

http://www.eurekaminusa.com/catalog.aspx?c=Pirates Renaissance FourMusketeers&cid=158&pageIndex=2

I have some of the long barrel 9lbers and swivel gins I am working on.  The cannon came two to a pack.  I got them from Noble Knight.

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Offline CptJake

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 07:06:50 PM »
Smaller cannon is the Games Of War, larger is the Eureka long barrel 9 pounder:

Offline ffrum

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 09:42:24 PM »
I wanted to add to this thread information about big guns that are/were available that I obtained (first from Richard Huston years ago) but most recently from Old Glory.  OG also has a bunch of ships guns and crews available.

Old Glory had available the Huston line of ACW heavy siege, naval and fortification guns.  I purchased quite a few to use iron ironclads and n ACW shore battery and Fort Wagner style ACW games/fortifications.

I do not know if Old Glory still offers these as general production or for special orders.

Another source for ACW siege style guns in Triangle Miniatures - T.A. Miniatures guns.

If you would like photos of some of these big guns to see, please reply to me and I will work on posting some for the greater good.

Speaking of Old Glory, does anyone have a photo of a painted example of the OG "Stockade" fort pieces to show for painting styles and colors?  Thanks.

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 02:05:23 AM »
TAG's separate barrels on scratch-built naval carriages would be another option.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2012, 10:29:34 PM »
Does anyone know of any carronades?
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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 08:15:30 PM »
Brand new and on the website now

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Offline Lostman

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 09:03:30 PM »
Only the enemies figures are in the front of you now a good time to get some good dice throws

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 03:57:58 PM »
Just bought a dozen Ainsty guns for my Pirate campaign - they are great !


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Offline Mako

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 04:26:18 AM »
The Foundry guns are nice, but crazy expensive, especially to those of us living on the other side of the pond.

Offline LaserDreamWorks

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Re: 25mm/28mm scale Naval Cannon
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 04:47:09 PM »
If you are looking for cannon or carronades, we invite your attention to LASER DREAM WORKS new line.  This range of guns is a result of our successful Kickstarter project - RUN OUT THE GUNS!  The project is now complete and all ten cannon and carronades in the range are available at our website.  We have also added the appropriate cannon to our entire range of wooden ship model kits.  The cannon come in 28mm 24lb, 12lb, 9lb, and 6lb and the carronades in 32lb, 24lb, 18lb, and 12lb.  We also offer two cannon for our 18mm scale ships:  one suitable for 12-24lb guns and another for 6-12lb guns.

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