Saturday, 11 July 2015

Austrian Hungarian Insurrectio - Perry 28mm

One last small effort before I start packing everything to move house in the next few weeks. Adding to my Napoleonic Austrians, here's a regiment of Hungarian Insurrectio. The Perry's make them and I buy them - it's a simple formula which means I end up with some strange units! 

As far as I understand, these troops were a like short lived Hungarian version of the Landwehr. I don't have any regular Hungarian line infantry yet, but I liked the irregular look of these Insurrectio figures so I picked up a few packs to start with. They have annoying to paint stripey trousers just like the Grenz but nevermind!

The Insurrectio didn't achieve much historically, but they add some further colour to the mix of units in an Austrian force. One day I might get some more so I can refight the Battle of Raab. See this excellent Blunders on the Danube page for more information about the Insurrectio!

The Perry's have recently stated that Austrian Uhlans and Jagers are being worked on so I hope to add those more regular units soon.






22 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous figures and painting!

    I also have 3 x Perry's AN 23 Hungarian Insurrectio Infantry marching casually packs (metals) looking forward painting these up myself soon...anyway...my point is, I love painting "Militia" units or "underdog" units they usually look pretty with their uniforms and in some cases cause upsets during a game against opponent's regular infantry units :o)

    You painted your Austrian Hungarian Insurrectio to perfection - marvelous and well done!

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil! Yes I'm quite a fan of these underdog units too! :)

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  2. Very nice brushwork on these guys Mark!

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  3. Really fine job on these, Mark. Thanks for the shout out on the Insurrectio data, which can be a bit hard to find if you don't have the right sources. I painted mine as a lark and a way to use up some old Minifigs. The Perry's are the first I know of to do these rather unique troops in 25/28mm, and they did a really top notch job on them.

    Raab is one of the more interesting Napoleonic battles, and well worth a refight... or two. I'm sure you've noticed Jon's solo refight, currently in progress on his blog.

    Good luck with the move!

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    1. Hi thanks Peter, and just found the refight!! Can't believe I missed it cheers.

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    2. We did one too, in 2009, also on my blog, and had a great time, with most of the players being students at Ellis Technical School:

      http://blundersonthedanube.blogspot.com/2011/10/battle-of-raab-june-14-1809-and-ellis.html

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    3. Great thanks for the link Peter!

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  4. Very nicely painted! As yes, "if the Perrys sculpt it, we shall buy it" is quite true.....

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    1. Yes an expensive hobby! Thanks Doug.

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  5. Attractively painted, these are a nice addition to any Austrian Napoleonic army. Excellent work. MGB

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  6. Lovely figures chasseur
    Beautiful uniforms for the tabletop!

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  7. Well done Chasseur, they look beautiful!

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  8. Very nice Mark. I do love the 1809 campaign and remember fondly reading about Raab and the work of Eugene and his Army of Italy.

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  9. Really nice miniatures this, and all other you have done for that matter. You just "forced" me to get an Austrian army of my own... =)

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