Saturday, November 15, 2014

Austrian and Russian Chiefs of Staff

With my French and British well on their way, I finally got to paint a kit I've being eager to do for a long time. The Italeri Austrian and Russian Allied General Staff.

I actually used two kits, since each has got only 3 generals for each army, and I needed more to come up with a good number of command bases. In all, I made 5 bases for each army, which is enough to play 4 brigades in a black powder game - a larger battle, I'd say.


SAM_7791

SAM_7792

SAM_7793

The austrians are the next army I'll be working on, as I quite like their overall white look. Also, I'm quite fond of the Habsburg Dinasty, one of the oldest rulling families in Europe by the time. Besides, austrians always seemed to me as "germans with finesse", more "noble" and aristocratic. 


SAM_7794

SAM_7795

I chose to do my austrian generals with red collars, instead of the regulation white, to make their uniforms stand out a bit more. Generals used to take uniform regulations loosely, anyway, so we can assume this is the case here.

SAM_7796

SAM_7797

SAM_7798

SAM_7799

SAM_7800

SAM_7801

SAM_7802

SAM_7803


Russians were the army I was least interested in, in the beginning, but now that I see them painted, I'm loving their colors. The contrast of white, dark green and red is beautiful.

SAM_7804

SAM_7805

SAM_7806

SAM_7807

SAM_7808

SAM_7809

SAM_7810

SAM_7811

SAM_7812

SAM_7813

I'll be coming back to the british and french, to expand those armies, while also starting the austrians. I plan on having all 5 major forces battle ready by the end of next year. Let's see how this goes.

*End of Transmission*

3 comments:

  1. Lovely work Mat. Those command stands look great.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great looking command bases for both Empires. I prefer the more colorful early uniformns for the Ruissians with their vatried facuing colors by Division (even though my own Russians wear the 1812 uniform). Either way, I love the Russian cavalry arm!

    ReplyDelete