Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Thursday, June 23, 2011

France: train d´artillerie

Only some weeks till our annual battle, the french army is now well-prepared after an effort of reorganization of its artillery train. In the foreground you see a munition carriage, which I built in polystirol, added by some front parts of an old NMZ-limber and beautiful wheels of Matthias-Manske-Manufaktur.
It is the result of my research I did in the Marburger Digitales Archiv (http://www.digam.net/) which presents a lot of spectacular plans of our favourite century...
I re-calculated the measurements of a prussian carriage and added the typical, french details at the backside: the curved ladder, fixed above.
It is possible to open the cover and to fix it by a movable needle - but my construction is still a prototype and I will improve my technical system...
Below you will see the original map. Just enjoy now the pics I shot of my french train.

Originaltitel: Zeichnung eines 7 Grenad Wagens für die preussische reitende Artillerie - von 1790

And, at last, a more dramatical picture of a french cannon (limber and cannon from NMZ)