Sunday, 24 October 2010

Austrian Artillery

At last some progress, first off the HaT cavalry guns, rather too wide and also only provided with the howitzer version. To make the normal gun version I used some left over Airfix RHA barrels. They are rather too wide so it is going to be difficult to find some suitable plastic riders.

As I already had sufficient (converted) limbers for my Napoleonic Austrian army I decided to convert the drivers into the earlier 1798 style with grey coats and round hats for my Revolutionary Wars Austrians. Given the rather rounded shakos it was an easy job to cut them off, reduce by 2mm, add a circular chad from my hole punch and reassemble. On further checking I found that they were foot not horse artillery limbers

The caissons were split three ways one each for the SYW, Revolution and later Napoleonic wars.

Certainly I'm going to look out for some more round hat conversions.

5 comments:

Matt said...

Very nice looking pieces indeed. These Hat releases are making the Austrians a very tempting army choice.

Matt

Rafael Pardo said...

Hi
They are really good. I like specially the caissons
Regards
Rafa

Docsmith said...

I love the caissons and the 'sausage' guns. I take it that all these are 20mm - 1/72nd scale HaT? You wouldn't know if HaT were planning to duplicate them in their 1/32 range? Decent Austrian 'Wurstkannone' are very hard to find!

Cheers,
Doc

Fire at Will said...

Doc, I've not seen anything on the hat site about producing them in 1/32, but it would make sense.

Will

Uwe said...

Hi Will,

a great idea for a conversion. An Austrian revolutionary army is what we miss.

cheers
uwe