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Offline Phil Portway

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Running the Guns
« on: February 14, 2021, 05:40:11 PM »
Those of you who remember watching on TV, or going to see The Royal Tournament held at Earls Court until 1999, will recall the highlight of the programme, the running of the field guns.





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Offline Malamute

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 08:29:54 AM »
Brilliant! Remember it well from going to see the tournament back in the 70s! lol
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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 08:50:01 AM »
Wow, it hasn't been held for over twenty years? Blimey, where does the time go?


Great idea! I would never have thought to make a game out of something like this.





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Online fred

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 12:28:13 PM »
What a clever idea, and very nice figures.

I kind of remember going to see this live, I guess in the 80s. Was always a great spectacle on TV.

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 01:29:41 PM »
I used to look forward to this every year. I'm another Pompey supporter,
& used to be very disappointed if they were not one of the teams on the
tele that year.
Wonderful work, I did consider doing it in 28mm (many many years ago)
but would have had to completely scratch build everything.

Offline Duttons Whitecoat

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 11:00:36 AM »
There is an interesting piece of early film about the "Invasion of Clacton" manoeuvres in 1904 showing the Naval Brigades in action, including a larger team with a 4.5-inch gun!

https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x7vdwbg

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 11:22:02 AM »
Excellent. Used to love that. Brilliant models  :-*

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 01:02:38 PM »
Yup. I remember going to see it as a kid. Very thrilling for an army obsessed eight year old!

What a lovely thing.

And a real piece of leftover history, from when they actually had to move guns in the field.

Offline Sparrow

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 09:31:03 PM »
That brings back some memories!
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Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 09:04:23 AM »
Brilliant. Many memories from going to a few Royal Tournaments in the 70s.

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Re: Running the Guns
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 09:14:56 AM »
Good to see this, I too remember it on the telly.

Strangely I'd heard it was to do with the Egyptian war (1882) and getting the British guns over the trenches and emplacements at Tel el Kebir. Obviously mistaken.

Anyway it looks great!

 

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