Of the old French guns of the De Valière system only the 4 pounders "à la Swédoise" were still in use as regimental pieces in the American War of Independence. Surplus guns were also furnished for the Americans.
|Light De Valière 4 pounder "à la Swédoise" (Elite)|
My model of a "Swedish" De Valière 4pdr is from Elite Miniatures with Front Rank wheels, because I thought that the original wheels were too large for this light gun.
|4-pounder gun loading (Zens + Eureka)|
|6-pounder gun ready (Leesch + Foundry)|
[Actually this gun is too modern for Yorktown, as are the artillerymen in the uniform of 1787.]
|4-pounder gun firing (Zens + Eureka)|
The Allied artillery park at Yorktown consisted of 54 mortars, 8 howitzers, 8 twelve-pounders, more than 20 eighteen-pounders, and no less than 30 twenty-four-pounders. Many of the guns were brand new: according to the inscriptions on the barrels they had been cast in France only in 1776 and 1777 (cf. John D. Grainger, The Battle of Yorktown, 1781: A Reassessment, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1-84383-137-2). It was a considerable fire-power that defeated the British.
|24-pounder cannon (Perry)|
|10-inch mortar (Front Rank)|
[The mortar has got 2 mistakes on the barrel: a missing handle and ignition chamber (which I added myself).]
|12-pounder cannon (Diez)|
|8-pounder cannon (Zens)|
|4-pounder cannon (Zens)|
|8-pounder howitzer (Leesch)|