Friday, 19 October 2018

Austrian Hussars - Perry 28mm

Austrian Hussar reinforcements done. doubling the number to 72. Hussars were a large proportion of the Austrian cavalry, with more Hussar regiments (12 of them - plus another 6 Insurrectio Hussar regiments as Dmitry mentioned in commments below!) than any other single type of cavalry, so many are required. A lot of lace carefully picked out with Winsor and a Newton Series 7 Triple Zero brush in white (basecoat for yellow), then yellow (rather messily) and then blacklined to tidy up. Not recommended for those in a rush! Of course 28mm Napoleonics is not a hobby for people in a rush anyway, but this is especially the case for painting Hussars!

Here's a look at the individual regiments, starting with Regiment #2, Erzherzog Josef. Very colourful with Light Blue dolman, pelisse and pants and Bright Red shakos. Regiment #6, Blankenstein, wore the same uniform but with black shakos.





Next is Regiment #3 Erzherzog Ferdinand Carl. Dark Blue dolman, pelisse and pants, and Pike Grey shakos. Pike Grey was a light bluish grey, and here I've painted it with Vallejo Shadow Grey, highlighted with Vallejo Pastel Blue. Regiment #1, Kaiser Franz, and Regiment #11, Szeckler, had the same dark blue uniform but with black shakos and yellow buttons for Regt #1 and black shakos and white buttons for regiment #11.





Regiment #4 Hessen Homburg, which is the most commonly painted Austrian Hussar regiment you see. Poplar Green dolman and pelisse, Poppy Red pants, and Bright Blue shakos make it a favourite for many.  According more recent sources I've seen, Austrian Poplar Green was an even more yellow colour than the Games Workshop Moot Green I've used here, but I did these a couple of years ago and they will do!  Regiment #8, Kienmayer, had the same uniform but with black shakos and yellow rather than white buttons.





Next is Regiment #5, Baron Ott. Dark Green dolman and pelisse, Carmine pants, and Bright Red shakos. Regiment #8, Frimont, had the same uniform but with black shakos.





Regiment #7, Liechtenstein, similar to regiment #2, with Light Blue dolman, pelisse and pants, but with Grass Green shakos. Regiment 10, Stipcicz, had the same uniform but with yellow rather than white buttons.





And lastly Regiment 12, Palatinal. Pike Grey dolman and pelisse and Light Blue pants, with black shako. The Pike Grey was painted as for the Shakos of Regiment 3, with Vallejo Shadow Grey, highlighted with Vallejo Pastel Blue. Quite a bluish colour, but in contrast with their Light Blue pants it looks quite grey again!





Thanks for looking! Next, likely a few more Hungarian Line Infantry, and some more scenery.

26 comments:

  1. They are stunning, individually and massed. Well done!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. You have done another lovely job on these Mark

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  3. Your dedication certainly paid off. Greta looking units!

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  4. Austrian Hussars always look magnificent, and your fellows no less so. Always happy to have them under my command ...

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  5. A most impressive sight in both color and quantity! Simply gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, feels good to have this lot knocked off!

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  6. Fantastic looking hussars! I suppose they are the colourful branch that makes up for all that white!
    Best Iain

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  7. Most impressive and splendid hussars, Austrians were the best ones!

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  8. Lovely mass of figures. I've painting up one unit of Hessen-Homburg Hussars and it has been hard enough.

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  9. Now all you need are all the insurrection hussars!!!

    Cheers,
    John

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    1. Yes forgot about those when posting this! Thanks John :)

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  10. Mark, I really liked the units! I would like to note that the Austrians had 6 more regiments of hussars - irregular. Their number was large and they had very interesting colors.

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    1. Yes you're correct I better edit post, thanks Dmitry!!

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  11. Wow, those are amazing, Mark. AS great cross section of uniform and shako colors, too!

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    1. Many thanks Peter, as I mentioned when I started on these a couple of years ago, your guide was very helpful in picking which regiments I wanted to do :)

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  12. Very nice job! A collection to truly be proud of.

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