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OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
includes one Command Pistol team, two OQF 18 pdr guns with crew, two gun limbers, one Small three-hole base, two Large six-holes bases & one Base plug sprue.

The Ordnance Quick Firing 18 pounder (84mm) gun is our standard field piece and the backbone of the Royal Artillery.

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Great War
The Great War of 1914-18 was global in its reach. Yet this global conflict would be decided by the mighty clashes upon the battlefields of Europe.

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Great War
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)

It fires a heavier shell than the French 75mm or German 77mm, and is accurate, reliable, and has good range. Combined with the well-trained crews of the Royal Artillery, the 18 pounder can out-shoot any foe.

Mobile for its size, the 18 pdr was often used by forward detachments. The Royal Artillery are learning to operate in small units attached to the front line infantry to help deal with German tanks or offer direct fire to knock out enemy gun emplacements.

Left & below left: The Command Pistol team.

Design by Evan Allen
Painted by Steve London

The OQF 18 pdr Guns
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The OQF 18 pdr Gun in Great War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
OQF 18 pdr gun
Heavy
24"/60cm 2
8
3+
Gun shield.
Firing bombardments
  64"/160cm -
3
5+
 
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Gun Shields
Manning a gun in the thick of battle is a hazardous job. To offset the increased vulnerability of gun crews to enemy fire, many guns have a bulletproof gun shield.


Gun Shields provide your Gun teams with Bulletproof Cover from shots fired from in front of a line drawn across the front of the team’s base. Shots fired from behind this line hit the unprotected crew behind the shield.

Gun Shields do not provide cover to teams moving At the Double, nor from artillery bombardments.
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Options
Add horse-drawn limbers for +5 points for the platoon.

OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
The OQF 18 pdr Guns Prepare To Fire
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)

Contents & Assembly Guide for the OQF 18 pdr Blister Pack
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The OQF 18 pdr Command Team & Crew
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Description of Components
a. 1x Officer figure looking at watch.
b.
1x Standing NCO figures pointing forward.
c.
1x Standing Riflemen figure.
d.
2x Standing loader figures holding shell.
e. 2x Standing figures with hand in air.
f. 2x Kneeling loader figures holding shell.
g.2x Kneeling loader figures.
h. 2x Straddling gunner figures.
Assembling The Command Pistol Team
To assemble the Command Pistol team, simply arrange the Officer figure, one NCO Rifleman figure and one Rifleman figure on one of the Small three-hole bases provided in the blister pack.

Right: An example of an assembled Command Pistol team.
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
The OQF 18 pdr Gun & Limber
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Description of Components
a. 2x Gun shields.
b. 2x Gun trails.
c.
2x 18 pdr gun barrels.
d. 2x Gun limber doors.
e. 8x Gun trail and limber wheels.
f. 2x Gun limbers.
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)

The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole bases.
b. 2x Large six-hole bases.
c. 1x Base plug sprue.

Tip: Use the base plugs to fill the leftover figure hole on the base as each Vickers HMG team consists of only a three figures.

Assembling The 18 pdr Gun
Step 1. Begin by attaching the wheels to the gun trail.
OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571) OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Step 2. Next, attach the gun barrel to the gun trail.
Step 3. Attach the gun shield by sliding it over the gun barrel.
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Below: With the gun shield in position the 18 pdr is assembled. Tip: The Straddling gunner figure straddles the gun trail taking up a postion on one of the small seats located on the gun trail.
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OQF 18 pdr (GBR571)
Assembling The Gun Limber
Step 1. Begin by attaching the wheels to the gun limber.
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Step 2. Next, attach the door to the rear of the gun limber. Note: The door to the gun limber can be modelled in either an open or closed position.
Below: The fully-assembled gun limber.
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Below: Examples of the assembled 18 pdr gun with limber and crew.
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Last Updated On Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront