These illustrations have been done by my friend Christian Rogge and he has kindly allowed me to post them here before they go onto his own blog (http://crogges7ywarmies.blogspot.com).This is a French 4-pdr battalion gun "à la Suédoise" employed during the SYW.
It is a very accurate scale drawing and should be invaluable to those companies wishing to model this gun and to gamers of the period. The closest I have seen in 25/28mm is the one by Elite.
He says: “After this 4-pdr Swedish-type French gun I'll do the "heavy" 4-pdr of the Vallière system and place them next to another. Just to get a feel of the different dimensions of these 2 pieces.”
We differ on the colour of the guns, he thinks red, I think blue, but the jury remains out on this subject so you make up your own mind.
I just saw my own copies of the new Greenwood & Balls today and I’m pleased with them. I wonder whether we might consider adding a title to the range on the subject of Artillery of the SYW. If you would be interested, please let me know.