An army marches on its stomach, so they say. Thus no army is complete
without its supply train. My French army's supply train consists
of these three carts.
The supply wagon shown above is actually advertised
in the Front Rank catalogue as a medieval cart. But I thought it
would be totally suitable for the eighteenth century. I've added
some sacks as cargo. The driver is also by Front Rank, but I understand
is quite an early product in their range (thus the rather large
In the picture below you'll see an ammunition wagon.
Front Rank offer this with two different types of top - the wooden
one I've chosen, or a rounded wicker lid.
My biggest problem with both these carts was making
the traces for the horses to pull the wagons. Front Rank supplied
some bendable wire for this purpose, but in the end I used embroidery
You'll note that I've made the bases look like roads
- grass verges, dirt tracks on either side of a shingle centreline.
This was all done with real sand and crushed shell, along with Games
Workshop static grass.
And here (below) is a smaller ammunition cart drawn
by one horse. It has a wicker lid. The soldier walking alongside
is in his red waistcoat, having removed his white coat. He is actually
a French and Indian Wars miniature (note the hatchet in his belt).