I've been slowly expanding my French Imperial Guard forces made with Der Kriegspieler 1/72 scale metal miniatures. Sometimes the Der Kriegspielers can be challenging castings to work with but these turned out to be pretty good quality. In particular the canon and limber set were nicely cast.
|While I normally just model a four horse limber, for the heavy twelve pounders I felt like I had to go with the full six!
|The 12 pounder French Canon is my favorite of the DK artillery. I added the drag chains to the carriage and the fuse to the slow match of the corporal in charge of firing the canon.
|I can't imagine they actually worked the guns in their bearskins, backpacks and slung rifles, but it looks cool!
|The Battery commander is a fantastic casting and looks spectacular in his gold aiguilettes and cords.