Work at the painting desk continues to focus on 18mm units with a recent pattern of alternating between 1799 and SYW projects. This stop in the cycle presents a three battalion regiment of Austrian IR#10. These 39 figures comprise Battle Honours foot with mounted AB Miniatures' colonel.
While I often grumble (how else would a true grognard respond?) about tackling this number of figures at the painting desk in one tranche, I overcome that emotion and often line 'em up and paint an entire regiment anyway. What seems a chore during the painting process turns to satisfaction once three battalions march off the desk in tandem.
Work and frequent travel have reduced motivation to trudge down into the game room for an evening painting session lately. Still, figures continue to march across the workbench. Despite this bit of malaise and with mid-year fast approaching, my 2018 painting goal is well in hand. By the end of June, 630 of my 900 figure goal will be garrisoned in the "finished" pile.
Proving the lesson of painting moderation is a tough one to control, three battalions of French ligne will follow the two battalions of Prussian fusiliers next off the painting desk. C'est le guerre!