|All 60 (ish) of my 'musketeers' - bring on D'Artagnan|
|Worst case of chest-foot ever?|
There are a few that have carbine length 'muskets' and others that have attached bayonets (? - yep, I know -wtf?), but I'm happy to say most have a chunky weapon that looks like the length a musket should be (- I get a bit annoyed seeing muskets that appear to be short.)
Amongst the 'shooters' (I've omitted pistols from this category) I came across several of the more esoteric (read Hollywood) weapons that manufactures have produced in their foundries (teehee).
Of course there is also the poor chap that's cursed to carry around a chest on his foot for the rest of his career. I know that manufacturers love to do this sort of thing but it does annoy me, especially as he's not the only one that I have!
Not quite so annoying are the lookouts who are pointing one way whilst looking the other way and presumably shouting something akin to "Sails ahoy"
|"They're behind us to my front"|
|Some 'blunderbus' armed figures (BG 2nd from the left)|
(It was sorting through these that I found my "Ben Gunn"
They vary greatly in the quality of the representation of their armament as the actual weapons were in reality.
|"I thought we were robbing banks"|
Adding to the mix there is a figure armed with a multi-barrelled firearm, I presume loosely based on the Henry Nock Volley gun (late 18th, early 19th century) as used by the Royal Navy.
|"I'll get the seven on the right, you get the other four"|
I'll leave this post with a few pics of the more esoterically armed figures I have (and have no idea what to do with.)
|"And the salesman said this is what all the cool pirates are using these days"|
|"You're no, wrong there laddie"|
|"When he said hand-cannon...."|
|"It looked smaller in the catalogue"|
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