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Napoleonic Battery of Austrian Foot Artillery

Posted by sansovino on 22 Feb 2018, 19:59

Hi,

I am working actually on the theme of a Battery of Austrian Foot Artillery for the campaign 1813.
There are still some open questions which I like to give in the forum:

1) Austrian Train Drivers
I have found different plates of uniforms for them. Sometimes they are wearing white uniforms, sometimes greyish blue - which are the right colour or did the colours differs in regard of their different functions?
I presume that all coachmen for the ammunitions wagons were uniformed as train drivers - I am right or wrong?

2) Artillery limbers
I have found different versions of austrian limbers - sometimes the limbers are carrying ammunition boxes above the limber-axis, sometimes nothing else than the cannons.

Who can help me? Who knows more ....
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Posted by FredG on 22 Feb 2018, 22:23

Osprey show the limbers of 6 and 12 pounders with an ammunition box on the limber, Lichtenstein system.

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This may also be of use http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/Austria/ArmyStudy/c_AustrianArmyArtillery.html
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Posted by sansovino on 23 Feb 2018, 14:58

Thanks FredG, but I had studied already both publications. They don´t give me the answers which I have asked in my thread.
Eventually somebody knows more on austrian artillery and train?
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Posted by MABO on 05 Mar 2018, 22:13

I found white with yellow facings for the Artillery-Drivers of 1813-1815.
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Posted by KGV on 06 Mar 2018, 08:22

I seem to remember that foot batteries had the limbers with ammo boxes.
Cavalry batteries had them without the boxes.

That's how I'm doing mine.
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Posted by FredG on 06 Mar 2018, 09:07

KGV wrote:I seem to remember that foot batteries had the limbers with ammo boxes.
Cavalry batteries had them without the boxes.

That's how I'm doing mine.


I can find no reference to the ammunition box being absent from cavalry guns. However, six pack horses per gun carried 20 rounds each in natural leather saddle packs (or 10 howitzer shells)

Train drivers wore off-white ( light to mid grey not a modern blue white) with yellow facings.
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