Zorndorf 2018 - The Guns of August

Progress!  I am trying various methods of speed up production on this army, and some of it appears to be working.  Joining Fermor's army is a sizable component of the artillery trains.

I decided to paint the limbers in stride with the batteries in order to ensure that I had complete units to field.  Eureka does two different models at this scale including a horse drawn limber and one with oxen.  They also have an option to buy individual draft animals if you feel the need for longer, more accurate trains.  The only downside is the lack of Fusiliers, sutlers or other crew for the stands.

I plan on doing 8 stands in total:  2x12lb, 2x6lb, 2x Unicorn Howitzers and 2x Shuvalov Howitzers.  All but the 6lb guns are complete using Eureka guns/carriages and Blue Moon crews.  Blue Moon recently added their artillery pieces to the 18mm SYW line, so I am thinking about getting their 6lb guns to compare to the Eureka ones.

 I had to re-apply the minwax treatment to the heavy gun I posted ear…

2018 Goal Setting

Rolling out the big Guns

Double Sword Cavalry