Sunday, May 18, 2014

1799 Suvorov in Italy - Austrian Grenadiers

The painting desk sees a return of activity following a two week hiatus.  Mustering off the table this time are two combined grenadier battalions for the 1799 Suvarov in Italy project.  The figures are all from fine AB Miniatures' 1798-1815 range.  I purchased these grenadiers before the release of the Austrian FRW range grenadiers but uniform changes appear minimal to me.  Besides, by 1799, perhaps the grenadiers had been issued new uniforms?  I know, if the Austrians were already serving in Italy, they likely would not have seen the 1798 uniform changes in the field until later.

The two converged grenadier battalions consist of the grenadier companies from IR14, IR45, IR59 in one and IR1, IR29, and IR38 in the other.    Since both of these battalions contain "German only" infantry regiments, I will need to field one converged grenadier battalion having Hungarians.  With the addition of these two formations the Austrian line up will receive a bit more punch.  




19 comments:

  1. Fantastic looking grenadiers, they look great, beautiful job!

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    1. Your kind comments are much appreciated!

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  2. Great looking units and the figures by AB are always marvelous to paint.
    excellent!

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  3. Very cool looking units and interesting period - especially like the way you've based the figures with the mounted officer advancing amongst his troops.

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    1. Thank you, BP! The basing scheme is pleasing to me too but for a differing opinion on the basing see Sebastien's comment below.

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  4. Very nice! It's like a fur-hatted pride parade with that rainbow of facing colors!

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    1. Fur-hatted, rainbow parade, indeed! Thanks for your comment, Johnny!

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    1. Thanks, Ray and appreciate you stopping by!

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  6. Nice work on those. Gotta love Austrian Grenadiers.

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    1. Thanks, Iannick. Combined Austrian Grenadier battalions do present fine units on the gaming table.

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  7. Fine looking Grenadiers. I do like Austrians!

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    1. Thank you, Peter! I am a bit of an Austro-phile myself.

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  8. Not a fan of your basing, i know I'm harsh, but your minis really look good.

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    1. Sebastien! Everyone gets an opinion and I appreciate your honest comments.

      Cheers!

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    2. There are many different styles and methods of basing, and to each their own, of course. I date back to the days where plain green paint was the standard! My bases have been flocked for the past 25 years or so, but only rarel;y do I throw in tufts or other further emblishments (which we all know you're perfectly capable of from earlier posts). Personally, I prefer the troops to be the focus of attention, rather than the bases. I also prefer to spend my time painting troops rather than on elaborate base terraining, etc. That's one of the things that makes out hobyy fun - many different approaches, none of them right or wrong, except as your own personal tastes dictate!

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  9. Nice work Jonathan! Grenadiers always come in handy.

    Christopher

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