After a spate of 28mm works crossing the painting desk, focus returns to 15mm in general and the 1859 project in particular.
Beginning the calling up of new recruits for the project, are four French guns and crew seen above (and below). The guns and crew are from 19th Century Miniatures' old, Old Glory 15mm FPW/FAW range. This group of four all have the same gun tube. From photos, my guess is the tubes could be the French 4 lb rifle. They could also be the 12 lb smoothbore but that determination cannot be made by me. The next group off the painting desk will show four guns of this latter classification. With a longer gun tube than these, you can make the call when those pieces are presented for review.
Naturally, with guns popping off the painting desk, thoughts turn towards fielding limbers and teams. With eight French guns hitting the OB soon, I am not too anxious to field eight accompanying limbers. Perhaps, a French limber or two will be added gradually. That, of course, requires an order from Freikorps 15s.
As noted, four more French guns are working their way through the painting queue. After those, two battalions of Austrian infantry, four squadrons of French Chasseurs a Cheval, and a regiment of French line infantry will find space at the workbench. These should keep the brushes active and firmly stuck in the 1859 project. Oh, a few 28mm odds and ends are on the painting desk too!