Sunday, August 21, 2016

Austrian Line IR31/3 for 1859

The third battalion of Austrian Infantry Regiment #31 moves off from the painting desk.  These eighteen figures are from Lancashire Games and are a mix of the advancing and skirmishing poses.  With 50:1 man to figure ratio, this battalion represents about 900 combatants on the gaming table.  
Of the three, non-command poses in this battalion, I am especially fond of the advancing and firing pose.  Sculpting is excellent in both of these figures and the poses are very natural.  Excellent stuff!
More 1859 work is on the way as focus continues on fielding a few more units.

14 comments:

  1. Great looking Austrian Infantry Jonathan!

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  2. Nice paintwork and it seems like they are particularly good poses.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks! I am very impressed with the equality of many of the Lancashire 19th Century figures. I have a batch of French in marching pose to tackle in the future. I always enjoy painting a figure in a pose not attempted before, don't you?

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  3. Excellent battalion Jonathan!

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  4. What a nice addition, great details!

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  5. Outstanding work! Love the Austrians from this period (always looking out for the underdog). Makes me sorry I sold my 1859-66 armies.

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    1. Thanks, Mark! I really enjoy painting te uniforms of the Austrians and French of this period. Very colorful. As for selling your mid-19th Austrians, you could always start anew!

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  6. Very nice, I've never seen a game from this war at any show or on a blog, so I'll look forward to some action shots from you.

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    1. If you want action shots from a game, do a search on "San Martino" here. That should bring up a multi-part series of BatReps I did a few years ago.

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