Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Dreaded Amusette

AE-5 "Amusette and 2 crew" (set of 3 items)

The Amusette is basically a 1-pound "wall gun" that could probably knock an elephant down. The wood mantle on wheels was often deployed, in theory, on either side of a 3-pound artillery piece as a form of protection for the artillery crew. Hessian jagers also used the wall gun, but since it was part of the Royal Artillery ordinance, I decided to crew the set with British artillerymen instead of jagers.

The mantle is already in production, but I was waiting to start sales until the crew figures were available. The two greens are off on their merry way to the caster and so I anticipate that the amusette set will be available by the end of November 2012.

These are definitely going to be a lot of fun.

The stock code is "AE-5" and will sell for $8.00 per set (2 figures and 1 wheeled mantle). While I'm not overly keen on the idea of "pre-orders", if you are interested in a set or two, then let me know and I will start up a list of buyers. No money required until the figures actually ship.

A front view of the crew figures.


  1. Will you be posting a painted sample for the three figures?

  2. It makes one wonder how heavy those are, in pirate movies they'll try it for a laugh, but in real life a 25-pound M60 is about as far as I'd want to go for weight, without a rest. I know they used them in the Penobscot situation in the Revolution, off ships.

  3. Looks like something that an 18th century Dirty Harry would brandish while biting off some line about "Smith and Wesson... and me".