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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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