Saturday, January 28, 2017

Austrian Jaegers for the 1799 Project

After pushing out a battalion of French legere, painting effort remains focused (temporarily at least) on the 1799 project.  Work is wrapping up on fielding units to complete the OB for Montebello 1800.  To that end, off the painting desk is a ten-figure battalion of Austrian jaegers from AB Miniatures
A couple more jaeger battalions would be useful but for now one battalion will do especially for Montebello 1800.  Besides, The Lead Pile is devoid of AB jaegers.  One more French legere battalion remains to muster off the painting desk.  It should move off into the painted box soon.

29 comments:

  1. You must have the wargamers most reduced lead pile - your project is going to look amazing - your degree of focus is something to admire.

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    1. As for lead pile, quite the contrary, Norm! My Lead Pile is massive and I can NEVER seem to get it under control. It is probably time for another parade review of the project. What do you think? Always appreciate you continued encouragement!

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    2. You can never have too many parades :-)

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  2. Jonathan, now I need to call you a painting machine - you are certainly pumping out the units at the moment!

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    1. Mark! My efforts are weak when compared alongside yours! Units are coming off the painting table at a good clip and a number of units are waiting in a backlog for flocking and photos.

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  3. Great looking Jaegers, and nice disposition on the base, well done Jon!

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  4. Once again, perfect looking unit Jonathan!

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  5. Fine looking Jager, Jon. Having a game planned is highly motivating for my pwn painting production, and while youtrs is always high, it's clearly driving the selection of units to be painted at the moment!

    I'm not sure about the pre 1808 uniform, but if we are talking about the 1808 uniform and beyond, one of the surprises I found was that the cords of the hornist were black and yellow (somewhat akin to those on the Hussar's shakos), unlike the green that I had expected (and painted my first Jagers with 40 years ago). Nothing I'd fret about for sure, but one of those odd uniform details that crops up!

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    1. Peter! I should know better than to trust my memory! You are quite right about the horn cords. When I look back at my 1809+ jaegers, I, indeed, painted the cords a mix of yellow/black. Back to the painting desk for this unregulated hornist! Thanks for keeping me honest.

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    2. Feel no obligation to change them on my account - I still think it's very odd that they are not green, in fact, supposed to be green! If I hadn't just painted some of my own, I'd never remember this little detail! Green or black/yellow cords, they still look great!

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    3. Gelb und schwarz- sehr schnell!

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  6. Lovely looking jaegers, your really knocking them out at the moment!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! Still a few units in the pipeline to show. I am keeping a bit backed up in the respect.

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    1. Very kind of you, Christopher! Boy, your ACW ambulance vignette is truly a work of art. Your horse in the vignette is striking.

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  8. They look great, Jon! I feel like I need some of those too.

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    1. Thanks, Scott! When you do, just remember to paint the hornists' cords yellow/black!

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  9. Nice looking unit. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of these figures out on the battlefield.

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  10. You are an inspiration to me on painting. Just beautiful work, outstanding looking regiments.

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