Thursday, December 22, 2016

AB 3rd Ogulin Grenz Battalion 1799

Following the two Austrian light infantry battalions off the painting desk is the first of three Austrian Grenz battalions on the march towards fielding the OB for Montebello.  The first Grenz to debouch from the workbench is the Ogulin Grenz Battalion.
The thirteen figures are from AB Miniatures' fine Austrian Revolution range of 18mm Napoleonics.  Sculpting on the little figures is superb with fine detailing throughout.  Great figures!  While I find AB figures more difficult to paint than others due to the finer detailing and less exaggerated features, the results are worth the effort.  Nobody does faces as well as Mr. Barton.  The figures in Austrian Revolutionary Period are some of my favorites.  I hope others like them too.  
Two more Grenz battalions are in work.  Both have aspirations to muster before year-end.  With work presently focused on the 1799 project, a battalion French Consular Guard is getting attention at the painting desk too.  The desk is covered in a blanket of 18mm lead with two battalions of French legere undergoing the brush once the Grenz and Consular Guard march off.

18 comments:

  1. You did it again :) Great looking unit Jonathan.

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  2. Another fine unit! Great job Jonathan! Cheers!

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  3. Oh these look brilliant, lots of great character that you've highlighted with a lovely tidy paint job, I can't believe these are only 18mm.
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, your support and encouragements are most welcome!

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  4. That's a great looking regiment. Nice brushwork indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Aaron! I see that you are cracking the whip early in the Analog Painting Contest.

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  5. I do love the Genzer, even if they are wearing their white coats instead of the more iconic brown ones in this time period. This is a super looking unit, Jon!

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    1. Glad you like them despite the white coats! In the early years, the brown border jackets were exchanged foer the white coats when the Grenz wee called up for service. While I like seeing the Grenz in brown to give some contrast to the bulk of the White Menace, I like seeing them in the white jacket too.

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  6. Superb unit of Grenzers Jonathan, love the officer as well!

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  7. Very nice. You've done a great job painting those mini's, which are some cracking good sculpts.

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  8. Nice looking Battalion! Grenz. Another favourite of mine.

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