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Austrian Artillery


We are very pleased to continue our coverage of the Battle of Aspern Essling with the addition of these wonderful Austrian Artillery figures.      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 we have presented that option here with the 7 pound howitzer.   These figures make a wonderful addition to any serious Napoleonic figure collection!