Monday, 31 August 2009

Limbering up! - French Foot Artillery

Completed this four gun battery a while ago and I am quite pleased with how they have turned out. One of the many advantages of doing Napoleonics in 6mm is that its not too much extra effort to paint up the nice little extras that make a collection of miniatures extra special. One of my pet hates are 'levitating' artillery batteries that seem to maneuvre themselves around the battlefield by some magical force or are man handled by crews who must have muscles the size of the incredible Hulk! So I'm doing my artillery in two versions; limbered and unlimbered which I can swop round when they deploy or need to make a quick get-away.

Limbered up and on the move (click to maximise):

Like the rest of my collection I've based these on magnetic bases, so its easy to swop the guns around and keep the limbers and teams on the table so the battery takes up a more realistic amount of space.

Crews hard at work preparing their guns:

The battery even comes with some neat artillery officers (I especially like the one with the telescope) and drummers which I put on a seperate base to prevent crowding the guns:

''Austrians? Where?'', ''The white bits over there, sir!''

Just a Legere regiment and a regiment of Chasseurs to do then my French division will be complete. Hope you like the pictures.


  1. Fantastic work all round. Love the officers!

  2. Beautiful work. Wish mine looked as good. Did you actually get an Adler battery pack, or did you order the figs individually?

  3. Mike, these are all from the battery pack.

  4. Really inspiring stuff!!
    Hmmm, no updates for a while?

    Just a quick question, what size bases are your 6mm Adlers on?

    Im about to start my own project, and im wondering how many minis i should put on a 40mm by 20mm base?


  5. Good to see you guys are back in the game, so to speak. My hiatus from wargaming itself was more like 20 or more years. And when I returned I set up a blog quite quickly. But betwixt that and starting to post regularly there was another break of a couple of years! Sometimes life gets in the way... eh?

    I'm most interested in your 6mm Napoleonic stuff: I'mbuilding armies in 6mm & 10mm, for Smolensk & Maloyaroslavets respectively, both Russia 1812. But having read Gill's superb Thunder on the Danube trilogy I will one day get into the 1809 campaign as well (I've already bought a small amount of Adler 6mm Austrians).

    Cheers, Seb -