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Tuesday 19 July 2016

AB Napoleonics - Another Basing Spree

Mostly Austrians, but a few other odds and ends as well.  I noticed that none of the Austrian cavalry had had their horses painted, which was fairly demoralising.  For the purposes of basing them up I have at least put their base colours on. 

Rear L - R: 6pdr Position, 12pdr Position, Front L - R: 3pdr Brigade, 6pdr Brigade

Saxon Foot Artillery 

 One of the two supporting vignettes to the main Napoleon & Staff command base that is in the pipeline.  The only thing not completed here is the officer's mount. 

Various Austrian mounted officers and casualties.  

More Austrian casualties.  Alongside some French Chasseurs and Cuirassiers these are some of the first ABs I painted, for some reason they have ended up based on pennies.  

 Some Austrian commanders.  The horses in the middle have at least been started, the outer one haven't even got their base colours on.

Another Austrian commander.  Nothing doing on the horses!  Also photographed in such a way as to obscure much of the other base details. 

Austrian Chevaulegers finally get lifted out of their dull black bases after years of waiting.  The horses have also had a begrudging start made on them.

Another unit that has waited years to get based, this time the Erzherzog Ferdinand Hussars.

Finally a couple of units of Austrian Kurassiers.  Again, horses to be finished at some unknown future date.  Like most of the Austrians painted before this year they have been painted with proper shades of white as opposed to the current generation with their adjusted uniform shade. 

Saturday 9 July 2016

AB Napoleonics - From the Workbench

Some more French Line Infantry in greatcoats.  This time I elected to do all of them in brown shades, no grey this time.  I've now moved on to the Baden Brigade.

 You'd think plain coats would take less time than their full uniforms to paint - not so. 

To speed the process up I sacrificed the top layer of highlights, they still look fine. 

Just finished - Lingg Jaeger Battalion, alongside WIP casualty marker and mounted officer.  Four line battalions to come, IRs 1 & 3.

WIP skirmishers for 1st and 3rd Baden Infantry Regiments

Tuesday 5 July 2016

1809 AB Napoleonic Austrians

Some casualty markers and six units of Austrian German infantry.  Moved on to three more units of French line infantry in greatcoats.  My speed painting techniques are working, these didn't take as long as previous units, and I'm now happy with the shade I'm using for the uniforms.  Not painting everything bright white makes it less of a slog too.  On a totally separate note, I've finally got a copy of Carnage & Glory II and I absolutely love it. 

 Casualty markers.

All together now, one each for Czatorisky and Reuss-Greitz at the front, two each from Chasteler and Bellegarde to the rear.