the artillery and train


Use Forward March Miniatures to create realistic looking artillery batteries

Artillery batteries were more than just the guns and crew.  Each gun was served by a number of horse teams that pulled extra ammunition inside of lockers known as caissons, and by the limber teams that would pull the gun from place to place.  Forward March Miniatures allows you to economically recreate the correct look and foot print of 1:1 scale artillery batteries.  

The batteries come in sets of 4, 6, and 8 guns, which were the standard sizes historically.  You can also snip the guns apart into smaller gun teams.  This is useful when you want to play at a higher man-to-figure ratio, as can be seen in the picture directly below.  You can even cut the guns apart as in the picture at right, then have endless arguments with grognards about the correct spacing between each gun!


Bicornes, or Shakos and Kepis?

The batteries are also broken down into batteries with bicornes, and batteries with shakos and/or kepis.  Your research will have to guide you as regards which model to use for your particular conflict.  


Train models v. Artillery models

The limber and caisson sprues contain 18 models (shown at left if the caisson model as it will appear while still on the sprue).  You can cut the models up as needed.  It might be a good idea to plan out the number of artillery train you will need before printing the artillery models.  This may depend on what sort of games you want to plan on playing.  In the picture directly above the paragraph, each battery is only two guns, and the train is represented by a single caisson model.  On the other hand, if you look at the complete 1:1 model of a battery at the top of this page, more caisson are required, as well as limbers.