The four guns in my French army, all made by Front Rank Figurines,
are wonderfully detailed models that were a joy to paint.
French gun carriages were initially painted red in the eighteenth
century, but later went to steel-blue. I preferred the red colour,
as shown in the Cimier
postcard (below left), so that is the way I've done them!
The gunners are nicely detailed. I could only fit three on each
base, so I've given my other two gunners (an officer and a worker
with a wheelbarrow) their own small vignette base (below right).
||The protective wickerwork baskets filled with earth in the
picture below are gabions, and were produced in resin by a New
Zealand modeller, Tony Ashcroft.