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Ive got all sorts of Napoleonic guns spare to choose from, French etc, a mix of manufacturers. Mostly plastic but I think there might be some metal ones hiding in the spares box!
As for the crew i have a pack each of some Newline Designs Brunswick horse and foot artillery crews.
I know some think Newline are a bit small for mixing with 1/72 but having incorperated other Newline figures within my units, im a bit more relaxed about that. In fact they seem to blend in well when placed among certain plastic figures from some manufacturers. Its when manufacturers make giants I find it more awkward!!
As for the colour choice, yes on further thought navy blue could be too "blue". I have some Vallejo dark Prussian blue & dark sea blue i could experiment with. Only other blues ive got are lighter than that. Im gonna go with French guns, but I think the colour would of been changed.
Sounds good! I'm sure that your Brunswick artillery will look fine with the Newline figures: they look good I agree, and for a stand-alone gun crew ie: not shoulder to shoulder with much taller figures, will be fine.
The Prussian Dark Blue from Vallejo is a good colour which I use quite a lot. I think the sea blue might be a bit too 'green'?
I used the French guns for the Dutch-Belgian artillery, from ACTA. Painted grey with black ironwork. Think the Brunswickers will borrow it if not in use!
For Brunswick Horse Artillery, I used British Rocket Artillery bodies, with Brunswick Leib HorseHair plume heads. The pose with a rocket being carried horizontally lends itself to a man carrying a rammer.