Thanks guys, yeah love those 12 pounders, I actually command a 6 pounder, which were used more often out here in the western theater. Yeah American Civil War is my primary area, but do a little 1880's and looking at Mexican/American war though that requires another uniform. Like Jamie I think history is taught too dry, nothin impresses like the muzzle blast of a cannon! We also command a British made gun called a Blakely which is pretty cool. @dan, Love Aussieland, your reptiles are amazing down there! I don't own my own gun yet but I am certainly working on it!