RU-31 Russian 10-pdr Licorne Howitzer 1809-1815
Warlord Games - Black Powder
This Warlord Games Black Powder Napoleonic Wars Russian 10-pdr Howitzer 1809-1815 with crew firing Blister Pack contains one (1) gun and four (4) crew All miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly.
The Russian Napoleonic army underwent massive organisational changes in 1805, and the revamping of the artillery arm was a vital part of this as it was considered the most important branch of the Russian army at the time. Count Arakcheyevs reforms had led to a standardisation of gun types so the army could rely upon a uniform selection of 6-pounder and 12-pounder guns and the 10-pounder and 20-pounder Licornes. In conjunction with the Karbanov gun sight (the most advanced of its time) Russian artillery was a match for any enemy. The Licorne (or Unicorn in English) was a different breed of gun to its French howitzer counterpart. It was a uniquely Russian design, being a hybrid howitzer with a long barrel and chambering that allowed a flatter trajectory and improved range and accuracy. They came as quite a nasty surprise for Napoleons veterans.