Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Austrian Line Infantry - 28mm Victrix

More Austrian Line Infantry completed.  I chose Victrix for this next lot because I wanted a few more pose options for commanders, and also ability to make some skirmishing figures for General d'Armee. Bought in bulk to get the discounted rate.

Light blue and deep green facings for these regiments. So Regt #3 Erzherzog Carl and Regt #8 Erzherzog Ludwig perhaps, with two battalions from each. 

Quite happy with them, and exactly this amount again is already being assembled. 

Regt No. 3.

Regt. No. 8.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

PWJ Giveaway and painting update

Here's a heads up that Jonathan from the Palouse Wargaming Journal is having a giveaway draw to celebrate 5 years of blogging. See the link for details. Very generous of him and his prolific blog is well worth visiting with many lovely painted Napoleonics, Ancients, battlereports and much more besides!

Meanwhile I plod onwards through hundreds of Austrian infantry, getting closer to completion on the first lot now, phew!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Austrian Expansions

My Austrians haven't been keeping pace with expansions to the Grande Armee, so it's time to rectify that disparity.

First up, I've painted eight more artillery for the Austrians. Six line 6 pounders and two 12 pounders bringing the total number of Austrian guns to 26. 

Bit of a closer look. Here's four 12 pounders, guns are Front Rank, crew are Perry.

Three of the six Cavalry or "Wurst" (sausage) guns. Perry figures. Four 6 pounders, two 7 inch howitzers.

Four of the sixteen line artillery. There's fourteen 6 pounders and two 7 inch howitzers. Crew are mostly Perry but a Front Rank Officer in each battery too.

500 more Austrian Line are also planned. Going with Victrix for these as there's a bit more variety  to keep things interesting and also options to make some skirmishers. 7 boxes worth! I've just finished assembling and spray undercoating the first 150 figures (almost 3 boxes worth)...