A bit of a cheat today, but a completed stand is a completed stand. Here is a French Capitan d'Artillerie a Pied (Remember to click on the pictures for bigger versions).
This is a 1/72 officer taken from the ever-useful Italeri #6016 French Imperial General Staff. This is the standing aide-de-camp figure third from the left in the first row, with a few minor modifications, notably the removal of spurs, boot tassels and aide-de-camp armband. He is glued to a standard 3cm x 3cm base that I use for battery commanders. Even though the crews for all of the guns are 15mm figures (and short ones at that, being old Heritage minis), this 1/72 figure got shanghai-ed because I don't have any 15mm officers to spare, as well as the fact that I needed to bridge the gap between the short gun crews and guns and the massive 1/72 limber that represents them. When the whole unit is done, there'll be a weird mix of scales going on.
As the commander of a Foot Artillery battery, this captain is not mounted. Foot Artillery officers were expected to march with their men alongside their guns; only artillery officers over the age of 50 were entitled to horses. So no need for spurs!
The captain is wearing the standard uniform of the Artillerie a Pied, dark blue trousers and jacket, piped in red, with red cuffs and gold buttons. As an officer he has a sword, telescope and is holding orders in his hand, and he wears tall boots and gold accents on his shako.
|Print of a Artillerie a Pied officer that inspired my battery commander.|
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