Just a short post. I have finished the powder cart for my Hessian battalion guns that I intend to add to my Rall grenadiers.
The cart and horses are Hinchliffe figures: a horse-drawn powder cart (EG 44) and an extra horse (EH 7). The driver is a Minden Miniatures figure with an added whip.
These powder carts contained three powder-kegs in the center, and a number of catridges and shot in the side compartments.
The plan by Norman John (1748-1817) shows such a cart of a slightly different construction. The colour of the vehicle is the same as that of the Hessian guns shown in a contemporary painting of Washington at Princeton. The "roof" of the cart was covered with oilcloth in order to keep out moisture. So I painted it in a reddish tone, hoping that the oilcloth of the time had that colour.