February 2, 2013 by brennon
“The leather cannon, or leather gun, was designed from the desire to build a light and cost effective weapon that would help fill the gap between the portable musket an the more static heavy cannons in use at the time. The gun’s odd name comes from the varnished leather that acted as a protective surface layer of the piece.”
It looks like a fairly practical weapon of choice and it would be fun to see a few of these on the historical battlefield. You could even work them into a Warhammer Empire army and the crew wouldn’t feel out of place either!
What do you think of this gun?