Saturday, March 29, 2008

25mm Nap. French - The Blacksmith

Here is the second centerpiece of my 25mm Napoleonic French army; the forge and blacksmith.

Now, there are many important functions of an army blacksmith. They shoe horses, repair wheels and cannon, service artillery, fix cuirasses, and so on and so forth.

My army has a blacksmith who has a small travelling forge with a few apprentices. At the moment he is pounding out a new shoe for a nearby Dragoon. He has an assitant bringing a bucket of water to dip the white hot metal into. He also has another man bringing a wheel, the spokes of which have been splintered, in for replacement. Finally, another assistant waits for direction.

The forge itself is of the two wheeled variety, with a bellows and a bed to
keep the hot coals. There is also a French dragoon with his horse, which is getting a new set of shoes put on. Now, I was told that the blacksmith is in the wrong spot, as he would get kicked there, but I thought it looked best. Silly, but it works.

The set is from Old Glory 25mm.


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