As a calculated part of my massive Old Glory Prussian Napoleonic purchase earlier this year, I had enough spare artillery crew and Dragoons (whose style of uniform is essentially the same as the Horse Artillery men) to both add another Horse Artillery battery, and also re-base all my existing Prussian Horse Artillery batteries in a consistent fashion.
Here's all five of the Prussian HA units after re-basing.
My usual preferred basing for Horse Artillery in the past has been 2 mounted artillerymen and one on foot per base. However, this can get rather expensive, and for the Prussians, the numbers worked out so that I could do one mounted crewman and two on foot per base. Ordinarily, 2 bases make up a battery, so I placed the mounted crewman on the opposite edges of the two component bases of each battery.
The uniform of the Prussian Horse Artillery was identical to that of the Foot Artillery, except that the turnbacks were dark blue piped in red pipped black, and the leather work was white instead of the black used by the Foot Artillery. The Guard HA had gold litzen on the collars and cuffs. The guard battery has a white flower clump on each base, and I've painted the wood of the implements light blue for them only, all to help it stand out better.
The bit of green in the corner of the shot is from our outdoor Hydroponic garden - Lettuce, Kale, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Cilantro, Basil, and Tomatoes are all growing like crazy!
I almost think that I prefer this look. Since my guns aren't glued to the bases, "limbered" is indicated by reversing the gun off the back of the stand.
I also added a flower clump the bases of my old 6# Guard foot battery.
Light Blue paint for their implements again as a Guard unit.
The Litzen is all but invisible. Hmm, maybe I forgot to paint it?!
The flower clumps do help them stand out a bit as Guard units.
Finally a few shots of the 12lber battery with the guns post "Magic Wash". The light on these shots is different, and the change in color is quite subtle, so I'm not sure you can really see the effect.
Still Mark (Chasseur) asked for them so here they are!
As I said, I think the subtle change is overwhelmed bu the different (natural) lighting.
Finishing up the Hussars this weekend, and that's it for Historicon painting. Let the packing begin!