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I'm doing a little project based on the Battle of Austerlitz, and I'm using the Napoleonic Miniatures Wargame Society of Toronto (http://www.napoleonicminiatureswargame.com/austerlitzaob.htm...) for refernce.

Now, for this particular page, the Russian-Austrian OB, I got stuck at "licorne" in the artillery category. What the devil is that? It translates as "unicorn", so unless it's a formation of mythological animals I'm confused.

On the page for the French OB (http://www.napoleonicminiatureswargame.com/austerlitzfob.htm...),howitzers are called howitzers, which leads me to believe that whatever the Russians used was not those.

So, what are they? I know they are an artillery piece of some sort, but nothing beyond that.
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Try this: http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/research/articles/Russi...

Search for "Tricorne Artillery" on google and a number of similar references pop up.

Best of luck!
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Google "licorne artillery". First three links seem like they might be useful, e.g. http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2008/10/russian-licorne-...
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Hello. A quick Internet search turned up these:

http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2008/10/russian-licorne-...

http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/research/articles/Russi...

Hope that helps!




*edit: I guess David and Jay are faster typers than I am as they provided the exact same info while I was still composing this.
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Hello. A quick Internet search turned up these:

http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2008/10/russian-licorne-...

http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/research/articles/Russi...

Hope that helps!




*edit: I guess David and Jay are faster typers than I am as they provided the exact same info while I was still composing this.



Me too. Seems we had a Google Fu match....
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A "licorne" or unicorn gun is a Russian dual-purpose gun combining the role of a regular cannon and a howitzer.

For all things Napoleonic Russian artillery, see here:

http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Rus...
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A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.
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Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


I like to think of it as "Skills and Magic".
 
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jaysachs wrote:
Google "licorne artillery". First three links seem like they might be useful, e.g. http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2008/10/russian-licorne-...


David_Rauscher wrote:

Try this: http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/research/articles/Russi...

Search for "Tricorne Artillery" on google and a number of similar references pop up.

Best of luck!


sfeery wrote:
Hello. A quick Internet search turned up these:

http://airlandseacraft.blogspot.com/2008/10/russian-licorne-...

http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/research/articles/Russi...

Hope that helps!




*edit: I guess David and Jay are faster typers than I am as they provided the exact same info while I was still composing this.


I did a search for "licorne", I never thought of doing it that way.



Thanks guys!
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Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


This is a wargaming question, Jim! Not an RPG question!
 
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Wilhammer wrote:
Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


This is a wargaming question, Jim! Not an RPG question!


C'mon, it's not like he didn't know that! Geez.
 
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Wilhammer wrote:
Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


This is a wargaming question, Jim! Not an RPG question!


C'mon, it's not like he didn't know that! Geez.



Guess you missed my McCoy imitation....
 
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Wilhammer wrote:
Gyges wrote:
Wilhammer wrote:
Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


This is a wargaming question, Jim! Not an RPG question!


C'mon, it's not like he didn't know that! Geez.



Guess you missed my McCoy imitation....
I thought it started "Damn it Jim, I'm not a...", but it might be my age showing.


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Wilhammer wrote:
Gyges wrote:
Wilhammer wrote:
Dr-WhoopAss wrote:
A licorne? It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a unicorn mixed... bred for its skills in magic.


This is a wargaming question, Jim! Not an RPG question!


C'mon, it's not like he didn't know that! Geez.



Guess you missed my McCoy imitation....
I thought it started "Damn it Jim, I'm not a...", but it might be my age showing.




Yeah, it does.. I modified it. Shoot me.
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madslaust wrote:
Now, for this particular page, the Russian-Austrian OB, I got stuck at "licorne" in the artillery category. What the devil is that? It translates as "unicorn", so unless it's a formation of mythological animals I'm confused.

"I'm not a horse, I'm a horn-less unicorn!"
 
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Hmm . . . and I was sure it was some kind of hat (like a bicorne or tricorne).
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