This is the second battalion of this strong regiment and the third follows soon. That will conclude the line Russian infantry.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
I painted the second battalion way back in April 2012 so here is the entire regiment ready to join the first brigade of Clerici's division. This is a strong brigade of six battalions and will be under the command of GM von Krottendorff (I have also seen his name spelt as Kottendorff). The second brigade consists of the four Hungarian battalions, painted but not yet rebased.
Note the green flag. There was a great variety of flags in use in the WAS and I plan to have as many different ones as I can track down.
Friday, 13 April 2018
Last three battalions coming up soon – the three battalion Grenadier Regiment, all super-large in size. The Observation Corps, 15 battalions strong with (eventually) a very large artillery compliment, was really a whole army itself.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
I painted the second battalion of this regiment five years ago in April 2012 and now I have finished the first battalion and reduced the number of figures slightly. See my previous post in April for the use of violet as an Austrian facing colour.
Most of the Austrian army is finished so this is just mopping up bits and pieces.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
Here is the the last Musketeer Regiment of the Observation Corps. I am now working on the Grenadier Regiment of that Corps (3 more battalions) and that will conclude the Russian infantry phase, although, at a later stage, I will do some light infantry Pandours.
Figures are mostly Front Rank with a few Foundry command for variety.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
This is my best shot at the colour Garance which seems to have been very popular in the 19th century, especially in Spain and France.
Although Perry make a number of less “uniform” chaps, I am making this first brigade (the Guipuzcoans) as close to regular looking as possible. The Navarrese, the second brigade, will be much more irregular looking. I will shortly have bought all the figures for this brigade (4 battalions, 2 squadrons, one battery and one general) so progress is being made, if slowly.
In the bottom picture you can see the difference between the two shades of red.