Tuesday 29 December 2015
Tuesday 22 December 2015
Four manufacturers are shown - Foundry, FR (Front Rank), BH (Black Hussar) and F&D (Fife and Drum). The nicest are the two wagons from BH. The best and chunkiest horses are from FR.
Sunday 20 December 2015
These will be in the Vanguard and Major General von Werner will have a small command of four squadrons of his own hussars, a couple of 3 pdr guns and two battalions of Frei Korps.
I think the double-blue colour scheme is rather stylish!
Monday 14 December 2015
Battery one is four 3pdrs for the Advance Guard - the guns are from Front Rank.
All the remaining guns are from Fife & Drum and they are beautiful castings - flash free, crisp and easy to assemble. A great price too so well worth the buy.
Battery 2 and 3 are each 4 howitzers. (My scale is one gun model and two crew = two guns)
Battery 4,5, and 6 are each 6 x 6pdrs
Battery 7 is 10 x 12pdrs.
Batteries were often 6 guns but not always so. In OOBs of the period you can see sometimes batteries of 10 and 12 guns.
That concludes the Austrian army except for one tiny mishap. I appear to have painted Hussar regiment Hadik twice so later on next year I will have to resolve this problem.
Saturday 12 December 2015
If you want a copy of that excellent article on the WAS which I was serialising here then send me an email and I will send you the PDF.
Monday 7 December 2015
That concludes the Austrian cavalry - phhhhew!!
This week we will paint 20 batteries of artillery and that will be the Austrians finished.
Saturday 5 December 2015
Tuesday 1 December 2015
Here we have Hadik Hussars with Crusader figures. They are on the new ebob horses and they are not a very good fit although the horses per se are quite decent sculpts.