When the current San Martino battle was expanded to include the western approaches, Durando's Sardinian Division was forced to press two French batteries into service. Following the first battle session, three Sardinian batteries hit the painting desk to alleviate the situation. The plan was to paint and field these guns before the second gaming session to replace the French guns. With the second session still on hold until schedules align, the Sardinian guns roll off the painting desk in time to see service.
Off the painting desk today are three Sardinian guns and crew from Mirliton Miniatures. For artillery for the 1859 project, Mirliton guns and crew are my favorites. While Mirliton make artillery for the Sardinian and Austrian armies, no such artillery is provided for the French. In fact, no French are present in Mirliton's 15mm line up for this range. Perhaps one day, Mirliton will add French to their excellent 15mm Italian War of Independence range?