Monday, 15 October 2007

French Auxiliary troops

The presence in the table-top of wheeled material (wagons, ambulance, field forges, pontoon trains...) increases the visual appeal of a wargame with miniatures and moreover allows to represent the Corps or Army assets that always accompanied the troops in the field in the Napoleonic era. That material was accompanied, at least in the French armies, by an array of Service troops including sanitary, armorers, drivers...
The american company HAT has launched a comprehensive range of French wheeled material. See my version of the available kits

Baggage Wagon

Wurst wagon with surgeons and 'Infirmiers'

Field forge with 'ouvriers'

All the history, with more pictures, is at my web-site