Work continues on the 1799 project with the mustering out of two battalions of Infantry Regiment #19. A fine looking regiment with blue facings and the traditional, blue Hungarian trousers and short boots.
Figures are AB Miniatures and there is just something about these Austrians or Hungarians in casquet that I find very appealing. Is it because we are so used to seeing Napoleonic Austrians in helmet or shako? I cannot put my finger on it but I am compelled to painting Austrians in casquet for this project. Of course, plenty of Austrians in helmet are readying themselves for a trip to the painting desk but these are my favorite.
Expect to see these fine fellows near year-end on the battlefield as gaming revisits the early campaigns in Northern Italy.