These are most of the figures from Old Glory's pack of Rhode Island artillery. The pack also contains two figures of an officer waving a sword - I haven't painted those because both swords had broken off. My artillery pieces have 4 crew members on a 60mm x 70mm base, so I don't need those officers anyway. I may at some stage try to glue one of the swords back on and paint the figure as John Crane, who commanded one of the unit's companies. These figures are typical Old Glory sculpts - some are better than others and it's difficult to know precisely what's happening. It looks as if the crew are preparing to fire, but there's no one with any sort of match and the chap with the handspike looks as if he's trying to move the gun. Anyway, I'm not all that bothered and I think the crews generally look ok. Perry Miniatures make a pack of figures in the Rhode Island uniform. That was released after I'd already acquired the Old Glory figures and it is hard to justify buying another pack. Anyway, I think I've done the best I can with these figures, and having a couple more 6-pounder models is always useful. I painted the guns in my "red oxide" colour, which I discussed some years ago in this post.
As the unit history above indicates, figures in this uniform are really only fit for service in 1775 and early 1776, Long Island being the most likely battle to use them in (even though the uniform may well have changed by then). The unit fought at Newport in 1778, most probably in the standard blue faced red uniform, but I suppose I can use these figures for two of the eight American guns that are required for that scenario. I now have seventeen American gun crews, which is far more than one needs for the AWI - the largest numbers are at Brandywine and Monmouth, which require respectively twelve and nine guns on the American side.
8 figures and 2 guns. Painted December 2016.