Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Austrian IR 1/31 for the 1859 Project

Back to the 1859 project to see a battalion of Austrian infantry muster out from the painting desk.  This battalion marches off as the first battalion of IR #31.  Figures are 15mm Lancashire Games.  
IR 1/31 is only the second Austrian regiment painted using Lancashire figures.  The first regiment was fielded using the Austrians in greatcoat.  While the greatcoat may have seen much more service in the later 1866 conflict, in the heat of the 1859 summer, the sharp looking white kittel would have been de rigueur.  Austrians knew how to dress snappy for battle, no?
Next off the painting desk will be a sister battalion of IR 31; the second.

22 comments:

  1. Excellent! They look disciplined and beautiful, love these blue trousers...

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    1. Thanks! I love the blue trousers too. Hard not to look disciplined when all non-command figures are of a single pose!

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  2. They certainly look sharp - those white coats must have gotten awfully grubby though.

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    1. Agreed! It must have kept the regimental laundry Corps very busy.

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  3. White coats, blue trousers and green flocking of bases lovely color correlation.... Great looking unit Jon!

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you, Phil! One of my favorite uniforms, no doubt!

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  4. The Austrians must have the most attractive uniforms in history! Very nicely done.

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    1. I completely agree on the handsome Austrian uniform.

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  5. They look splendid, Mien Herr, both elegant and menacing. Would that be the same uniform that the Austrians wore in their war against Prussia in 1866? I was just reading about Koniggratz the other night, what a terrible thing that was.

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    1. Thank you, Michael! 1866 uniform was the same as 1859 but often the greatcoat was worn in the field in the later conflict.

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  6. Great looking Austrians, as I've said before I do like their uniform at this period and you've done your usual excellent finish on them.
    Best Iain

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  7. Great colours! Lovely figures!

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  8. A doppel adler up from me as well, for both the Austrian uniform of this era, and your excellent execution of same on these Lancashire figure!

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  9. Another fine addition to the collection. I agree, the Austrian army always looks striking when collected en masse

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    1. Thanks! This is one of my favorite projects. Both French and Austrian uniforms of this period are handsome.

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  10. Great looking regiment Jonathan!

    Christopher

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