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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 11:59 p.m. PST

For figurines of 25 to 30 mm, which manufactory offers artillery models of 4pdrs for the French artillery in 1870 – 1871 ???

nickinsomerset04 Apr 2018 1:05 a.m. PST

Wargames Foundry sadly only do the 12 pdr,

Tally Ho!

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 2:21 a.m. PST

Yes and where do you find the other types of guns?
The muzzle loading rifle bore 8 pdr gun ?
The brech lading rifle bore 7 pdr gun ?
The Mitrailleuse Chevalier et Grenier ?
The Mitrailleuse Bollée ?
The Mitrailleuse Gabert ?

The war of 70 it is also the 3rd republic with organizations, uniforms, armaments and equipment different for the French army.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

Battle Honors produces 4pdrs and 12pdrs in 25mm (closer to 28mm). Here is a link that shows the 4pdrs and 12 pdrs: link

I have these miniatures and am fairly happy with them.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Irregular Miniatures does a French gun but there is no indication of its type:


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

The French guns of 4pdrs and 12pdrs in 25mm of Battle Honors are not good because none of them do not have handles (anses in french language )on their tubes!

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 2:34 a.m. PST

Hello all ,

I repeat my question? who-apart battle honors miniatures- sell 4 pounder french muzzle-loading rifle bore artillery gun for 28/32 mm figures ?

This gun is designed by the French general Ducos de La Hitte, to equip the French army with his first muzzle-loading rifle bore artillery gun.

It was introduced in March 1858 and entered into service for the Italian war (1859).

This is the most common type of French artillery gun for the French artillery in 1870 and no one offers it for wargaming this war apart battle honors miniatures?

Thanks you


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 7:04 a.m. PST

Nobody offers this piece of artillery which is the type most used by French artillery between 1858 and 1871!

Tricorne197108 Jun 2020 2:14 p.m. PST

The Austrian maker Martin Leesch has a beautiful 30mm 4pdr.
Quite expensive at about $25. USD I have a few. You have to inquire at Berliner Zinnfiguren by email as his range is not always available in their catalog.

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