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Robert Burke25 Aug 2020 7:26 p.m. PST

Does anyone manufacture a 25/28mm French 4 pound rifled muzzle loading artillery piece suitable for use in the Franco-Austrian War of 1859?

The French artillery in the Franco-Prussian War were breech-loaders.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 10:32 a.m. PST

Yes, Battle Honors does both the 12-lb and the 4-lb French guns. They as well as infantry are available from Old Glory 15s.

I have some of their WW1 British figures (using for VBCW – 1930s) and they work fairly well with both Foundry and Old Glory.


Mollinary26 Aug 2020 10:42 a.m. PST

Hi Robert, the French 4pdr and 12pdr rifled guns in the FPW were actually still the same muzzle loaders used in 1859. The French had spent so much money re-arming the infantry with the Chassepot breech loading rifle, and developing the mitrailleuse, they had none left to re-equip the artillery.

Robert Burke26 Aug 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

Thanks for the responses. I knew about the Battle Honors gun but it's rather expensive with the crew. I only need the gun itsel for my Papal army of the 1860s. Their artillerymen wore a different uniform from that of the French.

But it might be a last resort.

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