For my mid eighteenth century armies I will need a few batteries of artillery. I am thinking of using two guns and eight crew members to represent a battery. Looks about right.
In reviewing the research materials out there I noticed that most gamers paint the gun carriages blue. But some paint them red. I went with blue after a little research suggested this was the color for field artillery. Besides, it looked very nice. As does the round base for the gun and crew.