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hyena12325 Dec 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

The guns used by the Papal army 1860 were French, left in original colours or repainted ?.

mwindsorfw25 Dec 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

A blogger who looked into this said that he came up with nothing. link

Costanzo125 Dec 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Very nice! What kind of pieces are those?

Robert Burke25 Dec 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

Luigi Casali, in "Red Shirts" describes the Papal artillery as a "mixture of French 4" rifled La Hitte field guns, 12 pound howitzers, 18 pound guns and a 4 pound mountain howitzer."

Since the Papal States were dependent on Napoleon III for their survival I think you can safely use French colors for the Papal guns.

Robert Burke25 Dec 2017 9:15 p.m. PST

Just found this on Pinterest. If you can read French it might come in handy (and if you can, please share).


Big Martin Back26 Dec 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

The article gives details of the equipment, actions they were in and the uniforms of the gunners. It doesn't give any details of the colour anything was painted, however. As it all appears to be French stuff, I'd agree that the likelihood is for it to be supplied in the standard French colour scheme.

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