Saturday, 16 December 2017

More Austrians - 28mm Victrix

Finished adding another 170 Austrians approximately, necessitating some rearrangement of storage. This was a good excuse to get out all the Austrian German infantry and have a look at them together... 

Not included are the German Landwehr, nor Hungarians, Grenz, Jaeger, or other arms of course. I'm going to need a bigger table to fit them all on for photos soon enough!



New regiments are #1 Karl Franz and #17 Reuss-Plauen.


Plus I've added Grenadier companies from the four most recently painted regiments. These were brigaded into their own divisions of combined Grenadier companies so will be added to those.


And also some much needed skirmisher detachments, 16 stands worth. Not that Austrians were very good at skirmishing but they still need a few. Victrix include options to make up to a third of the figures in each box into skirmishers, so that is helpful. Here's four of the line skirmisher stands, of the 16 that can be seen in the first photo in this post.




I also made up four Grenadier skirmisher stands. As I understand it Grenadiers were forbidden from skirmishing according to the Austrian ordnance, being reserved for a shock role favouring the bayonet. I'm not sure how strictly this was obeyed though so added a few of these skirmishing Grenadiers given I had a few figures left over. 



Thanks for looking, French Heavy Cavalry on the painting desk at the moment so they will be next.

32 comments:

  1. Great! It will be interesting to watch when you have all the Austrians put up for a photo session.

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  2. Oh, boy this is awesome, Chasseur. What a mighty army!

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  3. One word...WOW! That is an amazing collection.

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  4. Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing these in a GdA battle report.

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  5. That's some collection - if my recce skills are correct, looks like 24 battalions to me - and you have not even included the Hungarians! Very impressive indeed

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    1. Yes something like that, thanks! :)

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  6. This is a shocking result of the gigantic work

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  7. Most impressive and superb collection, hope you have a huge cupboard!

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    1. Thanks Phil, and actually the storage is pretty contained, I'll have to do a post on it :)

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  8. Words cannot describe my response to such a sight.

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  9. Wow! That is really impressive seeing them all together like that.

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  10. Talk about yer White Menace!
    Kaiserliches Galore!
    Truly a wonderful sight, Mark!

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  11. This is just staggering - and impressive! Not only the numbers, but the beautiful brushwork. Just amazing.

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  12. Fantastic stuff. Your blog is so inspiring.

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    1. Thanks, just checked out your blog - some awesome painting there!

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  13. More fantastic looking Austrians! They look great and so many of them!
    Best Iain

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  14. That's is impressive. A crap load of Austrians! And beautifully painted - well done!

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