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16 Oct 2012 10:14 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Muzzlehead Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2012 9:34 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I am painting up a Hussite Starter Army for a client from Essex.

I am working with the RXE29 wagon but it seems a bit strange as it does not have sides but it does have a barrier in the center of the wagon (obviously for missile troop protection).

My question is should I add sides to the wagon and with the FOG list for Hussite (i don't have the army book) are there a mix of troops on each wagon (archers/crossbow/halberds)?

dam0409 Inactive Member16 Oct 2012 9:51 a.m. PST

link
Kingmaker has pics of 25mm hussite wagons. Does this help?

Desert Rat16 Oct 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

The Hodoten ordinance put each wagon carrying 8 men with halberds/flails, 6 men with crossbow and 2 men with handguns. When making my DBM Hussites, I halved this to 1 base of 4 Bd (halberd/flail) and the WWg with 3 crossbow, 1 handgun.

The wagon you are working with is more a renaissance wagon that was used for artillery or handgunners. It's a wheeled mantlet where the crew would be behind the barrier. Sometimes they mounted some light guns too.

RXE11 or RXE11a would be the wagons to use for the more familiar Hussite wagonburg packed full of missile-armed peasants.

Muzzlehead Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2012 1:54 p.m. PST

thanks for the info

@ Desert Rat This was the army pack assembled by Essex so that sucks they screwed the pooch on that one. I have 6 of the renaissance wagons any suggestions on how to mod this for a more historical representation?

Gonsalvo16 Oct 2012 5:35 p.m. PST

It is also possible that this (Essex) model is meant for a "gun wagon", with a light field piece mounted behind the mantlet and the gun barrel sticking out from an embrasure within the mantlet.

Old Glory also does some very nice Hussite wagons in 25/28mm.

Desert Rat17 Oct 2012 12:12 p.m. PST

Muzzlehead

Don't mount the mantlet and use the chassis to make a farm wagon. The pictures in the link that dam0409 posted are a good guide. Any thick card or plasticrd will do as the walls were flat.

Or else you could ask Essex if they would exchange the wagons for the correct ones.

Muzzlehead Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2012 10:37 p.m. PST

@ Desert Rat

I built wagons and left out the center pieces. They look sweet. I'll post some pics of the wagons once my bases come in from Wargames Accessories

Muzzlehead Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

This is the Final Hussite army with scratch built wagons

link

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