Sunday, 12 June 2016

Unit four: British foot artillery battery

After doing three battalions of British infantry I decided to do a battery of foot artillery. 

These chaps are a particularly colourful bunch in a surprisingly complicated uniform - though I guess that might be because it was the first time I've ever painted them - with points of detail that seemed to go on, and on, and on.

The battery comprises two guns and a howitzer based on 60 mm x 60 mm bases each with four crew.

All figures are Front Rank.

All figures were painted by me using enamels.

I have decided to equip each battery with a single limber that can be used to represent the three gun battery when on the move. I haven't finished these with full traces between the draught horses and the limber as I'm not sure they are worth the effort, but I might change my mind.
This particular limber came with an ammunition cart that can be put on the base when it's not towing anything else.

Next up, 1/71st Highland Light Infantry of Howard's Brigade.


Steve63 said...

Superb work, and you are a very prolific painter

Chasseur said...

Terrific work!

pancerni said...

Nice work! Yes there is a lot of detail on the uniform!

carojon said...

Nicely done James, a good looking unit.

Carlo said...

Very nice indeed James. I am just about to revisit all my limber teams in the vain effort of traces etc. being fitted. May prove to be my own "Waterloo". Very much like the Front Rank drivers.

Gonsalvo said...

They look superb, James. And yes, their uniform ios surprisingly complicated. I think the RHA are actually easier to paint!

David said...

Fine work once more James!

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