Monday, March 9, 2015

Austrian Cuirassiers


Following on with my on going Austrian army. First unit of cavalry: Cuirassiers. These are Hat's models, they come 12 per box, and since I use 18 to do standard units of horsemen, I purchased 3 boxes to come up with 2 regiments. The other one will be painted with distinct facing colors.

These guys already saw action last saturday and did an amazing job, scoring 2 kills: one battery of french artillery and later a regiment of Bavarian Chevaulegéres. Wasn't enough to save the day for the austro-british allied army, though.


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4 comments:

  1. Really great job on these!

    A few small suggestions -

    1) Consider making one figure a Trumpeter - only thing that is really needed for that is red crest on the helmet and shoulder wings in white plus facing color. Simple paint conversion.

    2) Consider adding a standard bearer next time - the Austrian flags are cool, and also an easy conversion in plastic - bend an arm a bit, and a wire flag pole and paper flag (Warflag to print out same).

    For some reason since you changed the blogs name, I don't get updates via blogger, so I've tried joining again!

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    1. Thanks, Peter!

      I'm thinking of doing so. The guy holding his sabre close to his body would be the perfect model to convert to a standard bearer. Just have to figure out what would be the apropriate flag for a unit of cuirassiers.

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  2. Cracking Austrians, really animated figures well painted!

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    1. Thanks, Paul! Glad you like them!

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