|Prussian artillery from 1870, 28mm figures from Wargames Foundry.|
Artillery was THE decisive arm for the Prussians in the war against France in 1870-71. In terms of small-arms, the French Chassepot rifle was the class of the period. But the French artillery enjoyed no such advantage. The French artillery was obsolescent and plagued by things like dud fuses. On the other hand, while the Prussian infantry rifles were greatly out-classed by their French opponents, the Prussian artillery arm was kitted out with the latest-and-greatest of the era: steel breech-loading rifled artillery. Manufactured by Krupp, the Prussian guns of 1870 were far more deadly and useful than the pieces of the French Imperial Army. The Prussian army made full use of this advantage during their invasion of France, and did so aggressively.
|While painting artillery is far from my favourite activity, I do love the 28mm figures from Wargames Foundry.|
|Bit of a stretch to have these on a table in 28mm, but whatever - they will look cool, that is what counts.|
|Excellent animation in the castings.|
|"French sighted - fire!"|