Napoleonic artillery basing

Started by rangerdad, 22 December 2023, 12:47:38 PM

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How many guns you model to represent a napoleonic horse or foot battery ?

1 gun
2 (28.6%)
2 guns
3 (42.9%)
3 guns
2 (28.6%)
more than 3 guns
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 7

rangerdad

Merry Christmas all,

I know this is probably going to be relative to whichever ruleset is being used, but how many guns+crews do you use to represent a battery ?

Currently 3 for me, but considering rebasing to 2 before I get too far along

fsn

Wow! Three.  :-\

I have 2 guns, plus limbers, cassions etc. 


(I've since added some more horses to the limbers.)

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John Cook

I use a ratio of 1:2 for guns and tranport.  It depends on the size of the battery in the OB I'm using though.  A six gun battery would have three guns and limbers and three caissons and limbers.  Each model gun has four crew figures.

Ithoriel

24 figures to a battalion, 1 gun to a battery, cavalry varies by type.
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Lord Kermit of Birkenhead

I use 2 but put them on separate bases
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steve_holmes_11

I'm in 6mm.

My Russian battalions have 120 figures (approximate 1:4 ratio, assuming they're somewhat below paper strength).

I find that three guns to a battery looks sufficiently bulky for a Russian battery, and offers a credible frontage.

Last Hussar

The Little Wooden Men have artillery based separately,  but I put 3 to a base for Blucher batteries, where they represent about 24 guns.

Where they are attached to infantry I use 1 on the base.

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Chris Pringle

One to represent typically 24-36 guns.

fsn

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 23 December 2023, 09:47:30 AMI find that three guns to a battery looks sufficiently bulky for a Russian battery, and offers a credible frontage.
Yes, I have 3 to a battery for Russians.
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Zippee

I use 2 guns per tube and 4 crew per model gun. Usually 2 limbers from the pool are assigned to each battery when needed.

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hammurabi70

QuoteI'm in 6mm.

My Russian battalions have 120 figures (approximate 1:4 ratio, assuming they're somewhat below paper strength).

I find that three guns to a battery looks sufficiently bulky for a Russian battery, and offers a credible frontage.

Interesting.  So are your battalions based three deep and forty wide?  What size base is that and what rules do you use?