|The AE-005 British Limber set shown with civilian train drivers.|
No, Limber Day is not a jazz saxophonist, but rather, my focus on adding limber teams to all of my horse and musket armies saw recent additions to my AWI armies. Last week I added two Hessian artillery teams manning British 6-pound cannon, so I needed to give them limbers too.
|Hessian Artillery 6-pounder battery.|
The Hessian artillerists are conversions of the Continental Artillery crews with the simple conversion of a pom pon on the top of their cocked hats. I needed a pair of Hesse Hanau 6-pounder, commanded by Captain Pausch, for my Saratoga game. The Minden Prussian artillery crew would also work as Hessian artillery crew (these could have the gaiters filed down to look like one-piece overalls, or could be left as is with gaiters).
|Side view of the three limbers. The two grey limbers will support the Hessian guns |
and the wood brown limber will go to the American army.
|Civilian train driver wearing waistcoat and brimmed hat.|
|Civilian train driver wearing coat and tricorn hat.|
|Two-wheel munitions wagon consisting of a Perry wagon, an RSM limber horse, |
and a Minden horse holder.
I have one more American limber team, this one painted an iron pigment red, to finish and add to my army. Adding limbers to your artillery teams may seem like a time investment, but it really is easy to do and the visual payback is well worth the effort. An artillery piece looks so much better when there is a limber parked behind it.