French artillery arrives to the scene

It seems that my efforts to paint the French Cuirassiers and Dragoons have again failed miserably. This time my excuse is to finish off French foot and horse artillery batteries. I think I will need to pay attention to my painting a bit more, these did not quite turn out as I wished them to.

French horse artillery, 6mm Baccus old cast.

French horse artillery, 6mm Baccus old cast.

Of course French are, among other things in desperate need of some fast moving artillery in the battlefield. Brigade composed of light horse artillery battery and some light cavalry such as impetuous Hussars, has proven to be quite good square killer. Of course, in DSLB, impetuous Hussar regiment would need to commit breakthrough even if that proves to be suicidal. But hey, who said that good Hussar would live to over 30.

French horse artillery with DSLB labels in place

French horse artillery with DSLB labels in place

Regular foot batteries are actually not that good. In fact, once you have them deployed and shot first round, you realize that they are needed entirely elsewhere. Rest of the game at least mine appear to be limbered up. Either because of my incompetence or by enemy fire.

Two batteries of French medium foot artillery. Baccus 6mm - old cast.

Some of the older test pieces to find right color. This isn’t it. Two batteries of French medium foot artillery. Baccus 6mm – old cast.

It just occurred to me that actually my Austrians do not have any horse artillery at this point. Not to say that Austrians would be into deploying their horses en masse, combined with mobile firepower to soften up the enemy in key positions. Would they have done that, history from Napoeon’s perspective could look somewhat more grim.

Two batteries of French medium foot artillery with DSLB labels in place.

Two batteries of French medium foot artillery with DSLB labels in place.

 

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