I've finally gotten around to starting the last of my Napoleonic Baden army. in this case it is a 2-stand artillery battery. I used Front rank Bavarian Artillerymen. I also have them with Sash & saber Austrian guns.
|Baden artillery battery. |
Front rank figures with Sash & Saber guns
When I had bought this stuff a couple of years ago, the only source I could find that mentioned Baden artillery equipment at all said that they most likely used captured Austrian cannons. Now there is a source mentioned on TMP that show that their cannons were all cast in Bavaria, which I presume means they were french(since that is what the Bavarians used to my knowledge). But i already spent the money, so I'm not changing them now.
the Bavarian artillerymen are not a perfect match for Baden artillerymen though. the helmet should not have the plume on the side. however this is too much work to cut off a metal figure(and would require re-sculpting the side of the helmet) so I just left it black. also, the metal work on the front is slightly different. the helmet should lack the medallion, and in it's place have a peak rising into the same point from the metal band at the base of the helmet.
I should perhaps also mention that some sources say that the facings and labels were edged in red. I was using the histofig.com plates for my Baden army, and they do not show this. the histofig.com plates are the only source for Baden uniforms that I found that gives you ALL of them in one place, so i stuck with his interpretation. plus they are free.