Keeping to a 1799 project theme, up today are four Russian guns and crew. The models are a mix of two manufacturers. The guns are supplied by AB Miniatures while the crew are Eureka 1806 Saxon artillery with the plumes snipped.
To me, the Saxon gunners look close enough to be pressed into service as Russian artillerymen during the Swiss and Italian campaigns. I actually like the Saxon gunners quite a bit. More will need to be ordered. In addition substituted as proxies for Russian gunners, I plan to use the Eureka Saxon infantry as Piedmontese foot and some of the cavalry as earlier French. With hussars in mirliton, the Saxons will be perfect for the earlier French light horse. I think the Saxon heavy cavalry can be utilized as French heavies. As expected, the AB guns are brilliant. The four guns are a mix of 6 lb and 12 lb artillery pieces.Although a few guns have been added for the project, more with be needed. For now, though, the second arm has seen some activity. Cavalry for the project is woefully under-represented in the collection. That shortfall will be addressed once I clear the painting desk of a few more items.
|12 lb guns|
|6 lb guns|