and the caissons go marching along...

In answer to Peter's question.  Yes I am going to do Caissons as well.  

My ECW for ACW trade worked out quite well for me in that I basically got one of each of the ACW packs done by GHQ.  This included limbers for light, medium, heavy and siege guns.  The field artillery limbers are all the same model with the exception of the limbered gun that comes with them. 

First up are the limbers themselves.  Each pack contains a limber, 4 wheels, an artillery carriage, three different size of barrel, 2 wagon riders, 3 horse riders and six horses.  I opted to go with only 4 horses per limber to keep the bases from being too large.  I also tended to only use one wagon rider rather than two, so the bases would look less cramped.  (Also to alleviate the strain on the poor horses now that there are only four of them....)

I chose to leave the cannons unattached so I could just park the artillery base on the limber to show status.  That nicely frees up some gun models to make additional artillery stands using all of my left over gun crew.  (GHQ packages 6 crew per cannon, I only use 4)  
Yes, I know most of the riders are on the wrong side. I forgot they should be on the left.  Mea Culpa!
Next up is a Union Caisson.  Same as the limber pack but with the Caisson instead of a cannon.  I chose to leave it loose as I will probably use it more as a limber than a caisson.  (Not sure how many rules actually use artillery supply)

Speaking of artillery supply, here is a Union Battery Wagon.  Just like the Caisson this pack contains the battery wagon in lieu of a cannon.  This will probably only see use as a limber.
In addition to the above models, I also received a mobile forge.  It will probably end up as a Limber as well, as I see less use for it game wise than the caisson or battery wagon.

Finally, I have a couple of supply wagons.  These come with Six Mules, rather than horses, and only one rider.  As with the others, I chose to use only four animals per stand.

These should be useful for doing a supply or base camp area.  There are some ammo rules for games like JRIII and it might be useful someday to find a way to add logistics.


  1. First, I love them all! The field forge etc are cool, and you can just use them as limbers as you say.

    Good "resource management" to take the spare guns and spare crews and make more batteries. You might be able to re-purpose the spare horses as markers or horses on a horse holder stand for dismounted Cavalry... at this scale if you paint the tack like cavalry horses, no one will probably notice!

    Finally, I think this is one area where 10 mm scale really shines; the cost and labor (and storage needs, and weight in transport) are reasonable - in 28 mm the cost, time, storage space and weight are big obstacles to having more than a few wheeled transport, limbers, etc.

    The supply wagons would definitely lend themselves to a "raid on the supply train" type scenario. I'm working on one of this type (and the requisite wagons... in 28mm) based on Klagenfurt 1809. Spain and Russia would be other good settings for such games in the Napoleonic era.

    1. I hadn't considered the supply raid aspect. The logistician part of me wants to find a way to model logistics properly in a game.

  2. I am complete agreement with Peter on this matter!
    ACW in 10mm is perfect for adding an artillery and supply train into the mix of combatants. I employ four horse limber teams too and had a similar conundrum. What to do this the left over horses? My solution was to call Old Glory and ask to buy limbers only. The good folks at Old Glory happily complied with my request. Once I paint through the inventory, no spare limber teams will remain.

    Your artillery and supply park look terrific!

    1. I am considering doing the same thing with GHQ once the summer sale is over and they are taking parts orders again. That will also allow me to get some more horse holders.

  3. Very nice train - love the covered wagons.

  4. These look fantastic as a group, very impressive work. I lke the way you did the basing with the worn wagon tracks through the grass.


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