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« Reply #3135 on: 07 April 2021, 08:07:16 PM »

"British Napoleonic Field Artillery" by CE Franklin gives an 1808 Horse Artillery troop as 167 men, 56 riding and 108 draught horses, 6 guns, 6 ammunition wagons, forge wagon, baggage cart, curricle, and a spare wheel carriage. 8 horses per limber, 6 per ammunition wagon.





Did I see a forge wagon in the ACW range?
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« Reply #3136 on: 07 April 2021, 08:10:13 PM »

That's some great work FSN!
Superb stuff, my friend....Who's been a busy chap ? Wink
Very impressive Nobby.
Thank you all


Although  at first glanced at the blue cloth I though you were doing Trafalgar
I have blue, dark blue and black permanently on the table for water, sky and night as required. I thought the blue would make things stand out better.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3137 on: 07 April 2021, 09:11:59 PM »

Some good detail there - sounds very similar in size to the WWI artillery batteries.

Did I see a forge wagon in the ACW range?

I think you might of. There are lots of good horse artillery and transport bits in the ACW ranges
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« Reply #3138 on: 08 April 2021, 09:48:41 AM »

An excellent display.
If I were a French Marshal I'd be nervous.
Unless I was Ney, who didn't appear to do nerves.
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« Reply #3139 on: 08 April 2021, 09:51:18 AM »

Is a "curricle" a wagon for transporting spicy food? 
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« Reply #3140 on: 08 April 2021, 09:57:30 AM »

An excellent display.
Thank you. I'm looking forward to getting it finished.

If I were a French Marshal I'd be nervous.
Unless I was Ney, who didn't appear to do nerves.
There were a few like that, weren't there? Murat strikes me as a mad son of a thousand fathers (yes I know he wasn't at Waterloo.)

 
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« Reply #3141 on: 08 April 2021, 10:05:10 AM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

 Applause Applause Applause

The troops stand out very well against a blue background Wink
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« Reply #3142 on: 08 April 2021, 10:14:37 AM »

Is a "curricle" a wagon for transporting spicy food? 


You utter Oik !
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« Reply #3143 on: 08 April 2021, 11:51:12 AM »

 Cheesy

I'll take that.
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« Reply #3144 on: 08 April 2021, 08:24:33 PM »

Hi

Regarding artillery, in Mark Adkin's 'The Waterloo Companion' there is an excellent diagram/map showing the deployment of the French grand battery (of around 80 guns if memory serves) showing every gun, limber, 1st, 2nd and 3rd line caissons and 'specialist' wagons (forges, spare carriages, spare wheels etc.). How any of d'Erlon's divisions managed to move through that lot is beyond me, in fact I read a book (I think it was Andrew Field's 'Waterloo, The French Perspective') that has at least two of d'Erlon's divisions marching completely around the eastern end of the grand battery before deploying rather than moving through the deployed batteries.

Cheers Paul
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« Reply #3145 on: 08 April 2021, 08:33:46 PM »

Adkin's book is a wonderful volume.





Of course on page 46 it shows 1st Brit Cav brigade with two 1st Life Guards as opposed to one 1st Life Guards and one 1st Dragoon Guards.
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« Reply #3146 on: 08 April 2021, 09:09:07 PM »

If I may channel my internal Valley Girl:

OMG!

OMG!

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5 ... Like 5 Pendraken Orders are on their way to me! Ijustcan'tbelieve it. Thisisthegreatestdayever! OMG! OMG! I'msoexcitedIjustweed.



In a more serious vein: you have to admire Pendraken for getting orders out in the middle of of a move.

Thank you.
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« Reply #3147 on: 08 April 2021, 10:27:12 PM »

In other news Russia is about to invade Ukraine with columns of T34's... (according to BBC news pics anyway)
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« Reply #3148 on: 09 April 2021, 07:35:20 AM »

I wondered about that pic when I saw it :-.
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« Reply #3149 on: 09 April 2021, 10:14:44 AM »

Hi

Regarding artillery, in Mark Adkin's 'The Waterloo Companion' there is an excellent diagram/map showing the deployment of the French grand battery (of around 80 guns if memory serves) showing every gun, limber, 1st, 2nd and 3rd line caissons and 'specialist' wagons (forges, spare carriages, spare wheels etc.). How any of d'Erlon's divisions managed to move through that lot is beyond me, in fact I read a book (I think it was Andrew Field's 'Waterloo, The French Perspective') that has at least two of d'Erlon's divisions marching completely around the eastern end of the grand battery before deploying rather than moving through the deployed batteries.

Cheers Paul

Things like this convinced me that a lot of the "old style" Horse and Musket rules - with their rigid interpretations of base dimensions and strict formations - were simply wrong.

It didn't help that my armies often ended up in a traffic jam resembling Piccadilly Circus at rush hour.

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