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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

I'm almost finished painting the Fife & Drum AE-005 limber set. But I'm not sure in what order the horses should be – ridden horse in front or in back close to limber?

See link for pictures.



JimDuncanUK04 Apr 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Ridden horse first surely.

Vespasian2804 Apr 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Absolutely otherwise no control. Not a terribly good example but the Kings Troop RHA don't leave that first pair unridden.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

Question has been answered by a posting on my blog by Steve the Wargamer.

He posted a picture from DAF's Fife & Drum blog showing the unridden horse between the limber poles and the ridden horse in front of that one.

Thanks, Steve.


historygamer05 Apr 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

I'm not sure what period this is addressing, but if 18th century, I am not even sure they had a rider.

The Warley Camp series doesn't show any riders on the limber teams for artillery. One shows a mounted driver while the other has them on foot walking along side.

42flanker05 Apr 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

The 3-pdr rigged up to be harnessed as a 'galloper', shown in a Congreve sketch c.1780, – as shown in the Fife and Drum blog was clearly intended for travelling in column of march, rather than in action, and may only have been a speculative design rather than reflecting campaign practice.

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