Les canons et figurines shown here are mounted on 38 mm wide et 76 mm deep artillery bases of the Volley & Bayonet game system. The HäT artillery set is sold avec three different types of barrels which may be used to build the 12-pdr. et 6-pdr. cannon, et the 7-pdr. howitzer shown here. The kit includes quatre canons et leurs équipages, but no limbers, horse teams ou train soldiers. The small ammunition chest normally carried on the gun carriage is not included either. Modélistes sérieux et dioramistes may want to scratchbuild these boxes from balsa et paint them in the mid-blue colour of the gun carriage. Please refer to our list of Napoleonic Artillery Equipment for additional painting information.
24 figurines en 6 poses – 23,5 mm correspondent à 169 cm hauteur de corps
- 4 corporals (chefs de pièce)
- 4 gunners avec sponge et rammer (Nr. 1)
- 4 loaders avec cannister round (Nr. 2)
- 4 gunners avec linstock (Nr. 3)
- 4 assistant gunners avec trail spike (Nr. 7)
- 4 assistant gunners avec water bucket (Nr. 9)
4 gun carriages
- 4 sixpounder cannon barrels
- 4 sevenpounder howitzer barrels
- 4 twelvepounder cannon barrels
- Bon choix de sujet, l’Artillerie Prussienne fills a gap in this scale. The gunners are wearing the uniform avec closed collar which was introduced en 1814.
- Useful poses. The gunners are in full motion even though Nr. 3 is in the process of firing the gun, but the group looks quite good when the figurines are painted.
- The wheels are nicely detailed on both sides, et they are relatively easy to paint as a result.
- These gunners are taller et heavier than l’infanterie prussienne de chez Revell, but both figurine sets are still compatible enough to satisfy the joueur de guerre et collectioniste.
- The corporal seems to be engaged in close combat, instead of taking care of his artillery piece.
- Nr. 1 et Nr. 2 are in full motion, regardless of the fact that Nr. 3 is in the process of firing the gun. Normally, the former two would be au garde à vous in this instance.
- The small ammunition chest normally carried on the gun trail is not included in the kit. The missing part may be scratchbuilt from balsa.
- When the gun was limbered, the sponge, rammer, trail spikes et other tools were attached to metal fittings on either side of the gun carriage. The necessary hooks are not recreated in miniature. Discerning modélistes will want to scratchbuild these items from brass wire. The metal parts which held the wooden carriage together are not modelled either, although they may be painted in, following the instructions on the box cover.
- The twelvepounder cannon barrel et the sevenpounder howitzer barrel are modelled without dolphins. These barrels were heavy et difficult to lift by hand. When barrels needed to be replaced, they were lifted avec pulleys attached to the dolphins. Modélistes sérieux will scratchbuild the dolphins from brass wire.
- There are no limbers, horse teams et train soldiers in the kit. Anyone interested in building complete artillery sections will have to use equipment items cast in pewter, scratchbuilt ou scrounged from other plastic figurine sets.
- The assistant gunner Nr. 7 is in a strange pose which might be appropriate in close combat avec enemy cavalry, but not in the normal process of serving the gun. This soldier is incompatible avec the other gunners, but he may be suitable for certain conversions.
- Artillerie à Pied Prussienne, 1814–1815
- Artillerie à Cheval Prussienne, 1814–1815
Les soldats de l’artillerie à cheval were equipped avec curved light cavalry sabres instead of the straight épées carried by these figurines d’artillerie à pied.
- The assistant gunner Nr. 9 is better suited as a foraging infantryman. Simply remove the three-flamed grenade badge from the cartridge pouch et equip the man avec a backpack.
- Funcken, L. & F.: L’Uniforme et les Armes des Soldats du Premier Empire, p. 143
- Haythornthwaite, Philip: Uniformes de Waterloo en Couleur, tableau 79
Ces figurines d’artillerie à pied prussienne are unique in this scale et they will be quite popular avec joueurs de guerre. Collectionistes et dioramistes may be better off using more detailed canons et equipment cast in pewter.
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