Monday, June 13, 2016

Austrian 1st Dragoon Regiment in Bicorne

Back to the 18mm 1799 project for a brief spell with the forming up of the 1st Kaiser Dragoon Regiment.  Unlike its earlier mustered compatriot, the 14th Dragoons (see: 14th Dragoons) in green jacket, the 1st Dragoons wear the white jacket.  Although proscribed for retirement in the 1798 Regulations, the 1st defiantly continues to wear the bicorne.
Figures are the excellently sculpted AB Miniatures from the Austrian Revolutionary War range.  Words cannot describe these little, AB Austrian gems.  Fantastic!  A third regiment of these horsemen in bicorne are on the painting desk soon to go under the brush.
One of my 2016 painting goals was to augment the 1799 project with cavalry and artillery.  In 2016 to date, 104 foot, 72 horse, and 6 guns (with crew) have been added to the collection.  Good progress in my book!
Before a third dozen AB horsemen can take center stage on the painting desk, a dozen Russian dragoons for the 25mm Great Game project are in work. 

26 comments:

  1. Lovely work Jon, love AB miniatures!.. good to know :o) you are keeping yourself busy with your projects..

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Yes, keeping myself busy with projects. Too many, me thinks!

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  2. Fantastic work Jonathan! Amazing regiment.

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  3. Lovely looking unit Jonathon. Peter

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    1. Thank you, Peter! Great to see you stopping by to leave a comment!

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  4. Bicornes, bicornes, I love biccornes...and your job!

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    1. Who does not love bicornes? Not me!
      Merci beaucoup!

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  5. Lovely painting. I keep forgetting there were still Austrian Cavalry in Bicorne as late as 1798 (and perhaps some holdouts a bit longer).

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    1. Thanks, Peter! I have seen illustration with Austrian cavalry wearing the bicorne in 1799 and 1800. Given the supply chain of the day, it is not hard to imagine new gear taking quite awhile to catch up to units out on campaign.

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  6. Great unit. The white turned out very well.

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    1. Thanks! Too bad our schedules did not work out for a game this week. I had Brawner's Farm (nearly) ready to go.

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  7. Great looking unit, great looking bicornes! Lovely paint job on what look like very nice sculpts.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! The sculpting on these is first rate!

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  8. Lovely. I find white uniforms really hard to make then look nice - you've done a spectacular job on these ones!

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    1. Thank you, Tim! Very good to see that my white technique works!

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  9. What a great looking unit Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  10. Good to see your wonderful work as always, Jonathan!

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    1. Thanks, Dean! Good to see you stopping in.

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