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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7 comments:

  1. Отличные граничары! Хорошо, что проект успешно развивается!

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  2. Просто супер! Глаз радует!

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  3. Great job! I like the flag conversions, I'll have to try that for my figures as well.

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  4. Wonderful job on these Grenzers, congrats!

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  5. Fantastic looking unit of Grenzer, Mateus!
    (To be pedantic I see that you have it correctly, "Grenz" being German for "border" or "frontier", Grenzer being plural, and literally meaning "Borders or or "Frontiersmen". While it is natural for English speakers to want to and an "s" to Grenzer when talking about more than one, it is like saying "Frontiermens".)

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