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Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

Any one know of any company producing 6mm horse drawn sleighs for Napoleonic games?

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 9:34 a.m. PST

No one make them.

You can scratch build them. In 6mm it's not difficult.

This will help. The first illustration is from the 7 years war and is similar to the one in Duffy's "Russia's Military Way to the West"

Hope this help,

link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Ages back I made a 15mm copy of the sleight that Niels produced for Perrys in 28mm. Many pics here showing the construction with plastic card and brass wire.

https://imageshack.com/i/plBKYrV3j

Actually I do think working down at 6mm scale makes it slightly more difficult to be honest

Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2019 6:50 a.m. PST

To be honest, I did not even consider sled artillery. Nowq I need it!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

Must ask when and why you are asking.

Folk have done Boney's carriage ( a not THE Berline) with skis replacing the wheels….Claimed to be 1812.

OK with very, very, provenance, but still……

Tell us more what you need. Many will help

Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Seems I do not see much 6mm Napoleonic wheeled equipment of sleds like I see for the larger scales. I have yet to see any Russian ammo wagons, carts, artillery caissons or field forges in my scale. No 19th Century coaches or sleds either.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

Seems I do not see much 6mm Napoleonic wheeled equipment of sleds like I see for the larger scales. I have yet to see any Russian ammo wagons, carts, artillery caissons or field forges in my scale. No 19th Century coaches or sleds either.

General rule, the smaller the scale the less likely you are to see the "vanity/frippery" items. In 28mm they're used for vignettes and dioramas. Got to hide the fact you're either playing with maybe a division and a few squadrons a side on a reasonable size table (or it's horribly bathtubbed/crowded).

In 15mm they're still a reasonable amount of stuff. 10mm things are getting scarce, even find a suitable early 19thC coach is a challenge. By the time you're down to 6mm you're lucky to find caissons. Smaller scale games are about mass effect, not so much individual detail.

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