My Christmas order from Mirliton arrived this week.
Included in the package are enough figures for four squadrons of Austrian dragoons, mounted officers (both Austrian and Sardinian) and fourteen guns and crew (8 Sardinian; 6 Austrian). I submitted a small order from Freikorps this week to sample their 1859 limbers for both Austrians and Sardinians. Mirliton makes a Sardinian limber but the limber and team is rather expensive. If I can make do with the Freikorps, that may be the way I'll proceed. I have one such Mirliton limber and it is quite nice. I'll add that to the painting queue as well.
A quick examination of the San Martino OB shows that Benedek's 8th Corps is virtually complete with the exception of three 4th battalions. For the Sardinian contingents, I still have work to do although enough battalions have been fielded to begin the battle. After I clear the painting table of SYW Prussians, Sardinian infantry should jump to the head of the queue. Perhaps, I can squeeze in one unit of Japanese teppo before I dig into the Sardinians?
|San Martino Order of Battle|