Friday, May 27, 2016

Austrian 8th Hussar Regiment

From one of AB Miniatures more recent releases comes the Austrian 8th Hussar Regiment for the 1799 project.
These twelve hussars muster out as four squadrons of the 8th Hussar Regiment.  Figures are from AB's growing 18mm Austrian Revolutionary War range.  Outstanding sculpts with great flow of motion in the charging pose.
The project could use a few more hussar regiments like these.  Fielding more hussars will require a resupply from Eureka.  No worries. My Eureka shopping list is growing quickly as I paint my way through the inventory.  For now, a second regiment of Austrian dragoons/chevauleger in bicorne is awaiting their turn at the brush.  There may be enough figures in The Lead Pile to field two more bicorne wearing dragoons.   
Cavalry in bicorne seemed to phase out after 1798 so chevauleger and dragoons will likely be recruited from the post-1798 cavalry donning the classical helmet.

26 comments:

  1. Very nice - hussars are always useful.

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  2. Wow! You hit that one out of the park.

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    1. Scott! Very high praise from you. Much appreciated!

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  3. lovely painted... Huzzars!.. Jon :o)

    cheers,

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  4. Very colourful...love the green.

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    1. Cheers, Ray! I love the bright green too!

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  5. Good looking figs. I like the subtle differences in the horses. I am going to try some similar shading now.

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    1. Thank you, Jake! Most of the shading effect is accomplished by the stain.

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  6. Wow they ate teally gorgeous Jonathan!!! Stunning colours!!!

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    1. Paul! High praise from you too! Very much appreciated!

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  7. Splendid, these Hussars are splendid...Austrian Hussars are my favourites, their colors are wonderful and you've done an excellent job on them!

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    1. Austrian hussars are indeed a colorful lot. Pleased that you approve!

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  8. Well these are just great, lovely movement in the sculpts and a fine bit of painting.
    Best Iain

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  9. Great job Jon, you outdid yourself! These look splendid! Cheers!

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  10. Now they are rather grand, Jonathan! You are making quite a bit of headway with this project.

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    1. Thank you, Mark. Yes, good progress on getting horse and guns mustered for the project.

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