Not just horses were used. In Northern Africa in the desert climates, there were the camels, and mules were used for their ability to carry heavy loads. I assume that the above set is accurate, however the middle mule with that rear part of the cannon looks disproportionate to the load. I'm sure it's corrct, but that poor mule, and the one behind it certainly were overburdened with their loads!
You always learn something when writing about toys. That large wooden chest in front of the cannon is called a limber.
What's of interest above is the spelling of wagon as waggon.
Another interesting thing is that these service sets were modelled in 2 several different styles.
One style was the walking style, while another one was the gallop.
So that's another post, and I'd like to thanks Bonhams for allowing me to use their photos. It certainly helps when you have large-sized and well photogrphed toys to work with.