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olicana14 Jan 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

I've just added a unit of artillery to the growing French side for my Peninsular project. For the first time ever, I've actually planned for the intrinsic inclusion of limbers. In the past I've either omitted to buy them completely, or just done one or two to serve as need required. I do hope they are worth the money, time and effort


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I hope you like the new pieces.


Cooldude14 Jan 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Look great!

jeffreyw314 Jan 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

Yessir--the more the limbers and caissons--the better! Make it look like the real thing!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

Very nice! I agree as well – the more limbers the better

wrgmr114 Jan 2018 6:58 p.m. PST

Lovely work! Good basing!

Timmo uk15 Jan 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

I'm using two model guns per battery in 18mm and am doing limbers for both models to represent the great depth of deployment behind the gun line and the vast amount of road space a battery would take up. I'm intending to do the traces.

However, I'm not doing cassions even though they are nice models, I hate painting spoked wheels and equipment. I'm considering airbrushing the limbers overall green once they have been primed before brush painting the metal work and highlights.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 7:42 a.m. PST


We use two gun batteries and fudge using one or two limbers as needed during a game. But we also have a couple of ammo wagons and caissons for variety.

This is photo of my gaming buddy's Front Rank French/Saxons and Old Glory Austrians from a recent game.


Artilleryman15 Jan 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

I too am not a great fan of painting equipments. However, I believe in adding them to the battlefield clutter. I am especially keen to represent the mass of vehicles and limbers behind a gun battery (on my table they are 3 to 4 guns strong)therefore each gun gets a limber and team and a supporting caisson from the 'artillery park'. Where am I going with this? Well to support Timmo, I would recommend airbrushing the vehicle and its wheels in the main colour and then picking out the metalwork and other such details. It minimises the 'pain' but gives good results.

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