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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 06:10 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a first look at the Reiscast WW1 Limbered wagon, horses and MG stowage kit release back in January 2016.

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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 06:50 PM UTC
Somewhat unusual subject but very interesting. Might need to get this one!

The "horse drawn" side of the German war machine is certainly getting more coverage from the hobby industry these days.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 07:52 PM UTC
A terrific subject matter, Al, but it looks like only a small portion of the tack is included. Are there guides for supplying the rest? Time was we all knew about such things, but no longer.

Also, can this be used in other time periods and armies?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 08:34 PM UTC

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can this be used in other time periods and armies?



Looks like the Australian Army used them as well (providing the pictured limbers are the same ) :

"Transport unit of the 9th Australian Machine Gun Company, in review order as a complete unit for the first time, for inspection by Major General J. Monash, Commander, 3rd Division, near Querrieu, two days before going into the line again at Villers-Bretonneux (18 May 1918)" :



H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 01:47 AM UTC
Thanks, H.P.!
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 07:08 PM UTC
Bill, the horse furniture or tack was taken from illustrations from period books and photographs. I think the US Army had different systems of "rigging" horses but the common ones in use for the British Army of the time were Royal Artillery and Army Service Corps. There were slight differences in the breast straps....heavier guns v wagons. These wagons are based on actual (original) drawings from 1915, courtesy of a very good friend who is a WW1 re-enactor and restorer of horse drawn equipment. These wagons were used by Commonwealth troops, but the US had their own styles. As for the period, there were limbered wagons used from the early 1900's so would have been used (possibly) in South Africa, (cannot be sure about this though). This model has the revised brakes introduces in 1915 "ish". I can furnish details if you want to contact me via Al.