Ratshot

Lite Field Mortar

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It doesn't require a lot of pieces to build. Fell free to use it :classic:

Rat.

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Nice design. Simple and easy to build, but yet it looks right!

You literally said exactly what I was thinking.

Great job, an army of those wouldn't be too hard to produce.

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Yes, simple but very correct and realistic.

A good design indeed. Thanks for sharing!

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Nice MOC! Too bad you had to - supposedly - cut a bar to length for this.

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Nice MOC! Too bad you had to - supposedly - cut a bar to length for this.

I have lots of those stick things so cutting it doesn't bug me.

Thanks for the comments everyone :thumbup:

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Looking good Ratshot! Small but effective. A nice design as well. :pir-classic:

The 2x2 dish on the wheels are a nice touch.

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Very nice and simple field weapon, from what era is it pre-civil war or post-civil war (US that is) ?

I like it alot ! :pir_laugh2:

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Nice one! Thanks for the picture with all the pieces needed to build it, I shall try to build one of these as soon as I get back to my LEGO collection. :pir-classic:

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I'm currently working on a bigger version of the mortar. It might be done my the middle of the month.

Very nice and simple field weapon, from what era is it pre-civil war or post-civil war (US that is) ?

I like it alot ! :pir_laugh2:

Its pre-Civil War.

Nice one! Thanks for the picture with all the pieces needed to build it, I shall try to build one of these as soon as I get back to my LEGO collection. :pir-classic:

Are you still in Stone Hills? Must be brutal being away from you Lego.

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Nice little gun. Though it looks more like a Napoleonic era field or mountain howitzer.

The general design for a Mountain Howitzer did not change much (with some exceptions) from the late Napoleonic to the American Civil War. The earlier howitzers were short barrel high angle half breeds of field guns and mortars.

(http://www.tankmastergunner.com/images/cannon/dsc02102.jpg).

The Gun on the left is a 6 pdr. field gun, the oe on the right is the howitzer.

http://img2.photographersdirect.com/img/21...m/pd1344798.jpg

Mortars of the type used in the 7 Years, American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were on wooden beds (to absorb the shock of firing) and were used in sieges and for anti-personnel weapons. They were transported in pieces (for the large ones) or on special limbers.

http://www.militarytrader.com/upload/conte...horn-cannon.JPG.

A better image of a siege mortar is the one below. This is one of the Siege Mortars used by the Marquis de Montcalm in his assault on Fort William Henry in1757 and left at Fort Ticonderoga.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~george/Ranger_erick.jpg

Sorry For the history lesson. Artillery is my passion (and sadly to say my former profession). This cannon design will look great with my Royal Artillery crew I am making. Thanks for the idea.

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Thanks for the lesson, I'm in an Artillery Reserve unit myself, by the way, your deeplink failed :pir-sceptic:

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