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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

Perry Miniatures added new artillery limbers to their Napoleonic Spanish range… but… imho they can also be used on Italy… the question is… are there any other battle places which them can be used in the Napoleonic Era?





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SHaT198414 Aug 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

>>the question is… are there any other battle places which them can be used in the Napoleonic Era?

An easier question would be "where couldn't they be used"?
Surely a widespread animal in central, Southern Europe and Mediterranean theatres at least.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 1:22 a.m. PST

Love the effort gone into creating the harness for us. Can be such a challenge to reproduce.

Snapper6915 Aug 2019 2:25 a.m. PST

I was under the impression that mule teams would often be harnessed and driven like horses, with postillions on the nearside mules. Civilian mule teams were also often driven by a postillion on the nearside wheel horse, as freight wagons often had no seat for the driver. Can anyone elaborate?

Garde de Paris15 Aug 2019 4:46 a.m. PST

As an aside, can anyone comment on the leg covering on the three drivers? Is that a "buff" leather lower leg cover, ending at the ankle, over bare feet in "solapas" (sandals) tied by brown straps?


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 5:48 a.m. PST

Must admit I also assumed these were postillion drivers, with appropriate leg protection and short whips….but no saddles, so clearly not. And yet the mules have reins rather than lead ropes….???

I guess they walked along beside the mules and flogged them when the mood took them then….

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2019 12:13 p.m. PST

They walked along beside the mules indeed…

What is "solapas"?… Sandals are "Sandalias"….


4th Cuirassier15 Aug 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

I think I know the answer to this, but – did any army ever have elephant limbers?

ConnaughtRanger15 Aug 2019 12:44 p.m. PST

I feel a C S Forester moment coming on – just need a passable 28mm Sophia Loren and a much, much bigger gun?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2019 11:40 a.m. PST



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