Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Austrian Artillery in the SYW


Austrian battery of 12-pounders

I like this series of photos that I took awhile back showing a battery of Fife and Drum Miniatures Austrian 12-pounders plus limber teams. The vignette shows the depth of an artillery battery with its supporting limbers, horse teams and ammo wagons (well, no ammo wagons in these pictures.

Note the use of the Minden pioneer figures as Austrian artillery crewmen.

Limber horses and drivers are from RSM.


  1. Always good to see why artillery trains moved so slowly.

  2. One argument for painting up large units is that they give a much better sense, once deployed on the table, of just how much ground was occupied by battalions, squadrons, and batteries.

    Best Regards,


  3. Impressive guns and always really good to see limbers in use too.
    Regards, James