Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Austrian Secret Weapon.


The Austrians had rocket batteries in 1859 , in fact they used them in the First Schleswig-Holstein war 1848-51 , but what they looked like I have no idea ! , I have Googled them but came up with no results , Irregular do a Congreve Rocket in their Napoleonic range - so I asked Ian if he could send me one with a replacement Austrian gun crew - as always he was happy to help . If anybody has any more info I would be pleased to hear , till then this model will have to do ! 

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  1. As good a representation as any I've seen. Ok the only one I've seen. I seem to recall that a rocket battery was included as part of Austria's contribution to the Anglo-French-Austrian expedition to assist the Turks to recover Lebanon from the Egyptions in 1839.

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    1. Google remains silent on the actual Austrian launcher I'm afraid

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  2. Here I thought that I had just wrapped up my Austrian force. Sectet weapon, indeed!

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    1. Wargamers love weird weapons in their armies , we will see how it does on the table top

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  3. I found this which has a couple of pictures
    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=369643

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    1. Away from computer at moment with dodgy wifi will give it a look when I get home , cheers Tony

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    1. Think I may have to re-model it with the above info from Stryker

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