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.