Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Austrian IR#18 in 18mm AB

The 1799 project continues to see action at the painting desk.  Following close on the heels of IR#43, a second Austrian infantry regiment departs the painting desk.  Off the desk today are two battalions of IR#18.  While the earlier IR#43 was kitted out in the new 1798 pattern helmet, IR#18 marches off wearing the casquet.

While the helmet is a cool headgear, I find the casquet an equally nifty form of head wear.  As before, these 26 figures are AB Miniatures.  Excellent sculpting!  
Next up for the 1799 project will be a selection of artillery for the Austrians and Russians.  Until then, painting switches to a couple of small 28mm units.

18 comments:

  1. Another fine unit; the casquet is an interesting and I agree, attractive, variation form the helmets.

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  2. They look great Jonathan. The revolutionary period is one of my favourites. There are some great looking uniforms in there.

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    1. It is an interesting period, for sure. Battles are of manageable size too.

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  3. I agree the Casquet makes an interesting change for the usually helmetted Ivory hordes

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    1. I prefer the casquet headed Austrians to the helmeted of shakoed ones. Maybe it is simply that we have become so accustomed to seeing Austrians in helmets and shakos that a headgear difference adds interest?

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  4. Another excellent Austrian regiment!

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  5. Another fine example of AB goodness Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  6. Your right, they do look good in the casquet as well, another fine Napoleonic unit, long term a period I will get into but I must finish or substantiall reduce what I have before embarking on it!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! I wish you the best in your quest for tackling your own lead pile.

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  7. Beautiful Austrians in their distinctive shakos and white uniforms.

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  8. You've done a cracking job on them Jonathan, lovely finish!

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