Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Austrian Infantry for 1799

After nearly a month of focusing on 28mm figures, work briefly returns to 18mm.  While 2018 saw most painting production concentrated on churning out 15/18mm figures, the year ended with a small flurry of 28mm figures.  More 28mm figures are in work but for now a small 18mm distraction.  
Off the painting desk are two, 13-figure battalions of Austrian infantry in the early casquet.  These two battalions muster out as Infantry Regiment #11.  Foot figures are Lancashire Games with mounted officers from AB Miniatures.  The Lancashire Austrians in casquet do not carry the same level of detailing or proportions as the equivalent AB Austrians in casquet but these are solid figures.  The head seems a little undersized to my eye but that may simply be a matter of taste.  I do like the rather agressive march attack pose.
Now, work returns to fielding 28mm units with an emphasis on ancients as well as the refit/reorg of Napoleonic cavalry.

38 comments:

  1. Very nice Jonathan. I have always preferred the Austrians in casket.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. I prefer the casquet as well but the helmet is a stylish headgear too.

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  2. As always, admiring your whites! I like the pose of the commander, who is looking down his line .... making sure that his men are putting their best foot forward.

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    1. Thank you very much, Norm! The whites arrive at this state from the Minwax stain. It dirties them up just enough. The AB mounted officer is a good one.

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  3. Great looking Austrians Jonathan.

    Cheers, Ross

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  4. Looks nice. I like mounted officers among infantrymen, battalions start looking more dynamic.

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    1. I like the look of a mounted officer in among the infantry line too. Thank you!

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  5. Nice work Jonathan! I have to agree with Norm about those eagle-eyed commanders!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! The commander is looking down on his flock from above.

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  6. Wonderful looking unit, Jonathan. The headgear and lovely colored facings look great.

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  7. Another fine addition. The color on the facing turned out quite well.

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  8. Great job on these, and those Lancashire figures came up well. Perhaps the head size may be related to the pose, as they look hunched over as if under fire.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence! You make a good observation regarding the pose. A hunched figure would be showing less neck. Still, I think the head is slightly undersized. Maybe it is situation where the shoulders are a little oversized and broad?

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  9. To echo all the other comments you have done your usual great job on the paintwork for these Austrians!

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    1. Your encouraging comments much appreciated, Keith!

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  10. Great job Jonathan! The casquet adds somewhat to the smaller head appearance compared to most Napoleonic troops too.

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    1. Thanks, Mark! The shape and size of the casquet may be a contributing factor to the overall effect.

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  11. Splendid sir...
    I do like the facing colour...

    All the best. Aly

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  12. Lovely looking Austrians, the casquet gives a nice early war feel, great facing colours!
    Best Iain

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    1. Much appreciated, Iain! I do enjoy the early Napoleonic uniforms of casquet and bicorne.

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  13. “A small 18mm distraction “
    Snicker snicker snort. That made me laugh. 😀
    Good looking unit!

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  14. A handsome regiment, Jon. The casquet looks great, although I prefer the helmet myself.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! The helmet is the classic look for an Austrian infantryman. Both much better than the later shako, I think.

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