Thursday, May 14, 2015

Austrian 12th Uhlan Regiment in 1859

Continuing with the Lancashire Games theme, a twelve figure regiment of Austrian uhlans muster out from the painting desk.  These lads will be fielded as the 12th Uhlan Regiment that saw action in the 1859 campaign.

The Lancashire uhlans are nicely sculpted but the horses seem a little on the short and squatty side to my eye.  Perhaps the compactness of the horse is due to the galloping position?  The lances are molded to the figure and are very pliable and brittle.  One lance broke off at the hand during painting.  Epoxy put the broken end pack into place for now.  How will the lances hold up during the rigor of campaigning?  We will see but I expect to see broken lances after a vigorous cavalry clash.


  

10 comments:

  1. lovely unit and work.....

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  2. Nice looking Uhlanen. It is interesting how close to the Napoleonic uniform they are even 45 years later!

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    1. Thanks, Peter. The lancers are very similar to their Napoleonic ancestors. Main differences are cut of tunic, baggier trousers, and false boots.

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  3. A beautiful looking unit Jonathan, love the colours. I've got a few Lancashire figures, i've got some of their 45 Jacobite range and not many of their officers have their raised sword left intact!

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    1. Thank you! The red and yellow combination pops, does it not?
      I hope I can keep the lances intact but my confidence is low!

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  4. Another splendid regiment, Jonathan.

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  5. A great looking unit Jonathan!

    Christopher

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