Back to the 1859 project to see a battalion of Austrian infantry muster out from the painting desk. This battalion marches off as the first battalion of IR #31. Figures are 15mm Lancashire Games.IR 1/31 is only the second Austrian regiment painted using Lancashire figures. The first regiment was fielded using the Austrians in greatcoat. While the greatcoat may have seen much more service in the later 1866 conflict, in the heat of the 1859 summer, the sharp looking white kittel would have been de rigueur. Austrians knew how to dress snappy for battle, no?
Next off the painting desk will be a sister battalion of IR 31; the second.