David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Austrian Army ~ Progress to Date

I think my muse for painting has been energised by my holiday break. I have made progress with the Wars of the French Revolution project since I returned home, so I thought a post showing what I had done was appropriate. Despite advice, I have stuck with the Foundry Austrian White for my uniform coats and trousers on the appropriate figures. In the photos the gradation of the colour, like reds I find, does n't reflect the figures on the tabletop. Firstly, the whole force painted to date ~









The two units I've painted so far this month , a 19 figure Grenadier composite Battalion and a 28 figure German infantry Battalion~










The first of the German Infantry units of 28 figures ~








Three closer shots, to give a better idea of the standard I'm aiming for, not for the fainthearted painting fascists out there ~



































As you will undoubtedly recall, the spine of my collection for this project are Trent Miniatures, originally sculpted by my son Matt a few years ago. The sharp eyed, or awake, amongst you will probably have spotted the lone Foundry figure and the Front Rank mounted officers and generals. I've acquired a few more figures for the project this month:-
Some early French Chasseurs a Cheval, from Foundry;
Some early Austrian infantry command figures, from Foundry again;
A unit of Austrian Cuirassiers, from Eureka;
And finally, from Colonel Bill's, Ive ordered a unit of Front Rank Austrian Hussars to collect at Carronade. On the painting table at the moment I've started another Austrian German infantry Battalion, four finished so far, and some Austrian Dragoons ~ progress here halted until the Osprey I ordered turns up to help with colours of facings and horse furniture.
I have preordered some more Trent Miniatures to pick up at Partizan next month: the two French Hussars to complete the 2nd Regiment featured in an earlier post; some French skirmishers, which are hopefully cast up by then; and some British Highland Fencibles {I believe some extra command figures have been commissioned while I was away}. If funds permit I may also get another Austrian Infantry unit and perhaps some of the musicians to form a small band for the British army. We'll see how the cash situation pans out nearer the date. Well, back to painting now I think! Toodle Pip!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, always nice to know things are favourably viewed by others.

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  2. Wonderful, looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thanks, though I wouldn't go that far myself of course. Currently working on more Austrian infantry and some Dragoons.

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  3. Impressive force so far, David!

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    1. Thanks Dean. A long way to go yet though!

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  4. Well they will certainly do :-)

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    1. Really pleased by that Phil! See you later today!

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  5. Very nice looking army David!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher, though its hardly an army, yet!

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