Monday, October 16, 2017

Russian Line Infantry - Finland Inspection

Another regiment done, this one belonging to the Finland Inspection. 
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I was building my regiments of line infantry solely with musketeers, because I believed the grenadiers from all battalions were combined into grenadier regiments, but I recently learned that those combined regiments took their grenadiers from the reserve battalions, which means the battalions in the front should be represented with their proper detachments of those elites, so corrected that with all the battalions I have so far.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Austrian Grenzer - 2nd Szeckel

Here's the other regiment of Grenz I recently painted, these ones in rose red facings, with white buttons, which makes them the 2nd Szeckel Regiment.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Austrian Grenzer - Szluin Regiment

My austrians have been waiting quite some time for reinforcements, I have negleted them entirely this year, being focused on getting the russians in shape, so I figured I needed to give them some love, and added a couple more units of Grenz to the army.

First off, a unit of orange facings, the Szluin regiment. These are Hat Industries models, they don't come with a standard bearer, but having developed a taste for adding flags to my units, I decided to go ahead and spread colors throughout my armies, so I converted a soldier loading his musket into a standard bearer. I'm pretty happy with the result.

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What I did was to cut some elements of his musket to smooth up the surface into a pole, and extended it by gluing a lance (from my celts) to the top. The pole didn't turn up very smooth, but the tricolor scheme of the austrian flag poles help hide the irregular surface pretty effetively.

I have done the same conversion with my previous regiment of grenz, as well as the 2 regiments of Hngarians I have, so now I have 5 more units with flags on the austrian army. In time, I'll add colors to them all!

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The unit in attack column:

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I also painted 6 bases of skirmishers for them, which represent a small unit in open order.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Portuguese Foot Artillery

Already having plenty of foot artillery for the british, I decided to paint my remaining kit of Revell British Foot Artillery as a portuguese artillery battery, instead, since their uniforms are so similar to that of their allies, and I wanted to expand my portuguese forces a bit.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

British Horse Artillery

Here is my second battery of horse artillery for the british. I painted these guys together with the foot artillery, so to make the most of my assembly line painting process.

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Interestingly, Italeri's British Horse artillery don't come with limbers, those are instead found on Revell Foot Artillery set. So, having recently painted a couple of those, here I have a couple additional limbers to go along with my horse artillery.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

British Foot Artillery

I finished 2 more batteries of foot artillery for my Peninsular british. These are the Revell models, and come with a limber each, which I'll be using with the horse artillery batteries (which will feature on a future post).

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