Austrian Artillery Gunner with Igniter

Price: $62.95


First Legion

These Austrian Artillery figures continue the coverage of the Battle of Aspern Essling. With six different figures and 2 cannon variants, there are a variety of display options and Aspern Essling (or other dioramas featuring Napoleonic Austrians) can really take to take shape. There are a few interesting points about Austrian artillery. First, the gunners consisted entirely of volunteers, not conscripts, given them a high level of professionalism and esprit de corps. Second, the Austrians were the only major nationality to not have a fully developed system of horse artillery and gunners didn't have individual horses to ride during movement. They rode either on modified caissons or made use of a seat that was designed to sit on the gun trail and that option is presented with the 7 pound howitzer.