The French Artillery - Napoleon's Imperial Guard Horse Artillery.
The French Army will be reinforced with Napoleons Guard Horse Artillery, Line Horse artillery and Line Foot artillery.
Each artillery battery will be made up of 3 guns with 4 crewmen per gun. The guns comprising 2x 6 pounder long guns and 1x short barrelled howitzer.
The French organization and uniforms will represent 1812-1815 period that gives me a greater scope for battles
|Guard Horse artillery laying a howitzer|
|tiny blue grenade devices were painted onto the uniform coat tails after I took the photos.|
|Each crewman was painted on a strip before super glueing to the plasticard gun base.|
|crew in act of firing a piece|
The French Artillery - Napoleon's Line Horse Artillery.
|French Line horse artillery aiming a 6 pounder gun.|
|French line foot artillery crew in act of loading a 6 pounder long gun.|
|The 'gun captain' has his thumb over the vent to ensure stray sparks don't set the gun off prematurely.|
|French line foot artillery crew in act of firing a 6 pounder.|
|The cockades on the shakos are from outer red, middle: white and blue from inner colours.|
Next post will be the British artillery.
Cheers for Now.
And HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2015.