Even bypassing the Austrians already deployed for the game, the balance of the white coated Austrians still remaining in their storage boxes summed to a large chunk of work (this, just for addressing the Austrians uniformed in white). All of the Austrian cavalry, artillery, and miscellaneous other Austrians troops would be bypassed this time. By my count, the activity would include dipping 576 figures.
The 48 stands of infantry were given the treatment before I departed for the work week but I ran out of time to snap photos before I left. Back home once again, time to pick up where I left off.
As seen from the photo below, many of the figures are of the older, Old Glory, Dave Alsop sculpted figures. I always enjoyed Alsop's sculpting style even though they stand in smaller than today's more popular 18mm figures.
Something about Alsop's figures simply emote a certain charm for me. Even though the photos may not show the distinction between white jacket and white webbing, the stain does lend depth and shadow to the recesses in the figure. To me, this is an improvement in the overall mass effect without repainting nearly 600 figures.
The Austrians already mustered for the game and the remaining non-white coats may get the Minwax treatment following the conclusion of the game.
Ah, good to be back at the painting table!