FRENCH FOOT ARTILLERY

By the time Napoleon started training as an artillery officer, France had already adopted the best artillery system in Europe, that of Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. Napoleon added little to this, but made big changes to the way artillery was deployed, with the effect that his artillery was the finest in Europe, if never as large as he would have liked. 

The figures wear  the uniform with the double-breasted jacket with closed lapels and short tails that was introduced in 1812 (and appeared in 1813) for both artillery and infantry. Equipment wise they are not  the greatest fugures ever produced amongst the plethora of Napoleonic artillery sets  produced this seems to be the only foot artillery set.

The guns provided with these are four pounders very poorly modelled and of little use. They have been replaced by other models. figures are based as four gun batteries.

Scale 1/72 Airfix figures, guns are by Italeri

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