As discussed in an April 2015 post when I began setting up the Raab game (see Staining the White Menace), deploying the Austrians for the replay prompted me to consider and then undertake treating the white-jacketed Austrians with Minwax stain. At that time, only the white-coated infantry not used in the battle were give the dip. The results were pleasing.
With the conclusion of the Raab battle, I decided to tackle staining the remainder of the Austrian Napoleonic 15mm army. Now, this activity does not include the 18mm Austrians that are being built for the 1799 campaign. Those 1799 Austrians not already stained may receive the treatment some time in the future.
Having completed the staining task for the entire Austrian army, I figured a parade review was due. This is likely the first time the entire Austrian collection has been out on the table for a parade. Quite a mob, is it not? As units are mustered over many years, one can easily lose track of exactly how many troops have been called up for mobilization.
That is a large number of figures to retroactively stain but the effort, to my eyes, is well worth it. Of course, my thoughts now turn toward tackling the other 15mm Napoleonic contingents. Perhaps, I will next focus on the white-coated French allies? That list would include the Wesphalians and Italians. You know, I have never fielded any white-coated French infantry. Hmm.