army had a very powerful artillery component and its gunners
were both brave and professional. Often they would stay
at their guns firing into a closing enemy, rather than abandoning
mainstays of the Russian artillery were 6 and 12-pounders,
although they developed their own style of howitzers that
included 3, 10 and 20-pounder varieties.
howitzers - unicornes or licornes - were not initially successful,
but found, and held, their places in the Russian army.
artillery carriages, wheels and limbers were painted light
green and metal pieces were polished.