Napoleonic Artillery Equipment
1:72 Scale Equipment Painting Guide
French guns open fire at Waterloo 1995.
Photo © by Klaus Schäfer.
Guns & Caissons in 1:72
- Bavarian Limbers
- British Guns, Howitzers, and Limbers
- French Guns, Howitzers, and Limbers
- French Horse and Foot Artillery Caissons
- Russian Guns, Howitzers, and Limbers
- Naval Cannon
Napoleonic Equipment Colour Table
|Country||Year||Equipment Type||Woodwork||Metal Fittings|
|After the Battle of Leipzig, captured French and Westphalian artillery pieces, twelve 6-pdr. guns and four 7-inch howitzers, were purchased at an auction in Leipzig to arm one foot and horse artillery battery of eight artillery pieces each. British equipment may have gradually replaced these captured pieces.|
Kingdom of Holland
|Russia||1805–1814||Russian||apple green||black or polished|
or stained wood
|United States||1812–1814||–||olive green||black|
|Wheels had a green and yellow striped pattern.|
Iron gun barrels were painted to protect them from rust, black being the most common colour used, although some British gun barrels are reported to have been painted dark brown. Bronze gun barrels only required polishing to keep them clean.
- Funcken, L. & F.: L’Uniforme et les Armes des Soldats du Premier Empire, pp. 41, 73, 77, 117, 143
- Wise, Terence: Artillery Equipment of the Napoleonic Wars (Lond. 1979)