Artillerie Autrichienne, 1756–1763

Revue de Figurines de Revell au 1/72

Artillerie Autrichienne de la Guerre de Sept Ans, 1756–1763, 1/72 Maquette Revell 02579

Artillerie autrichienne de la Guerre de Sept Ans de chez Revell expertly painted by miniature artist Benno de Groot. Gunner No. 3, the Vormeister ou gun commander, is giving the command to fire, et No. 4 is about to touch off the fuse of the 3 pdr gun, while No. 2 (rammer) et No. 5 (gun layer) are standing by. Hundreds of canons de 3 livres de ce type autrichien capturés were used comme artillerie régimentaire by l’armée française napoléonienne de 1809 à 1812. A picture of an pièce autrichien de 3 livres may be found on page 41 of the popular L+F Funcken book Uniforms et Weapons of the Armies of the First Empire. The Revell figurine set de l’artillerie autrichienne includes enough canons et figurines d’artilleurs to recruit three artillery bataillons for the popular Volley & Bayonet game system.


22 figurines en 15 poses – 25 mm correspondent à 180 cm hauteur de corps

  • Officier (2)
  • No. 1 - Loader avec Roundshot (1)
  • No. 2 - Spongeman/Rammer, sponging the Barrel (1)
  • No. 2 - Spongeman/Rammer, debout (2)
  • No. 3 - Ventsman, Vormeister, stopping the Vent (1)
  • No. 3 - Ventsman, Vormeister, commanding fire (1)
  • No. 4 - Firer, debout (2)
  • No. 4 - Firer, lighting fuse (2)
  • No. 4 - Firer, tirant (1)
  • No. 5 – Aimer avec Trailspike (1)
  • No. 5 – Aimer avec Trailspike, debout (2)
  • No. 6 – Ammunition Number, courant (2)
  • Gunner/Handlanger, debout (2)
  • Gunner/Handlanger, manhandling gun (1)
  • Gunner/Handlanger, manhandling gun (1)
  • Canon de 3 livres autrichien et coffre de munitions (3)
  • Artillery Limber avec 4 Horses et 2 Riders
    • Artillery Train Rider (1)
    • Artillery Train Rider, whipping Horses (1)
    • Artillery Limber Horses (4 Poses)
    • Avant-train autrichien (1)


  • Choix de sujet excellent, these artilleurs autrichiens de la Guerre de Sept Ans are unique a l’échelle 1/72. Given the quality et accuracy of this kit, there is actually no need for another, similar set covering this subject. There may be some market potential for an Artillery set covering la brigade d’artillerie austro-néerlandaise which had lapels on their uniform, although the lapels might just be painted on.
  • Historically accurate poses. This figurine set includes the required poses for three different situations of the artillery firing drill: manhandling, sponging, et firing the gun. All six of the main gunners No. 1 to No. 6 are available in the proper pose pour représenter each of the three critical moments, without the need for conversion. Clearly, this is the industry standard by which other artillery sets must be judged.
  • The gunners are equipped avec le sabre de grenadiers autrichien which was issued to them en 1758. Purists may want to replace the sabre avec a Hirschfänger hunting knife which was standard issue before 1758.
  • The standing Gunner/Handlanger is the most versatile figurine in the set, he may be used pour représenter gunners No. 1 through No. 6 when they are not currently engaged in their assigned tasks. This figurine can be the loader (No. 1), standing by while the gun is fired ou manhandled, he might be the aimer (No. 5) waiting for the gun to be fired ou rolled back into position after firing, ou he could be one of the Handlangers ready to manhandle the gun after firing.
  • Satisfactory casting quality. Noticeable flash et mould lines need to be removed prior to painting. We used the Rai-Ro ZEP-70 hot spatula to brush mould lines off the figurine.
  • At 180 cm hauteur de corps, ces figurines sont trop grands pour représenter artilleurs autrichiens of the period who might have been 165 cm tall on average. In fact, 180 cm was considered Gardemaß dans l’Armée Prussienne, et these giants would surely have ended up in the Potsdam Guards Battalion.

Emploi Historique

  • Artillerie Autrichienne, 1758–1763
  • Pièces régimentaires de 3 livres françaises, 1809–1812

Possibilités de Conversions

  • Brigade d’Artillerie Austro-Néerlandaise, 1758–1763
    With red lapels simply painted on.
  • Artillerie Continentatle, 1775–1783
  • Artillerie de la Guerre de Sept Ans of other nations, 1756–1763
    Convert the riding boots to gaiters


L’Artillerie Autrichienne de chez Revell is a must-have for enthusiasts de la Guerre de Sept Ans. Unfortunately, Revell never completed this popular figurine range, et joueurs de guerre will have to use compatible troops from other manufacturers to complete their armies.

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Figurines de la Guerre de Sept Ans