While the king of Schoeffen-Buschhagen is off touring the provinces, Wachovian artisans have been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming siege of Adelheim. In addition, another gun crew has been recruited, bringing Wachovia's artillery arm up to a full battery.
The figures are Prince August; the gun itself is Meisterzinn. The gun will probably get used by the besiegers this time around, since they'll be in need of artillery pieces that can breach these walls:
And not to fear--our gallant defenders will have plenty of guns of their own.
And here's a couple of shots of the Wachovian battery, split into four-man fortress crews, drilling on the walls of Adelheim.
(A few people may be wondering what Wachovia is. It is a fictional country--the Palatinate of Wachovia that is my part of a generic 18th-century wargaming project. It takes its name from an American bank of the same name, which was named for a town in North Carolina which was named for someplace in eastern Europe, if I recall correctly. My father and his longtime partner-in-crime, Ross McFarlane have written extensively about the Not Quite Seven Years' War on their own blogs--if you're not already familiar with them, you should take a look.)