Another installment on my project of napoleonic personalities and staff. Here we have the austrian generals, both german and hungarian.
These are a mix of plastics from Strelets (mainly the personalities) and a few other models, such as soldiers and officers, from other brands, (Hat, Italeri) to build the vignettes, but there are a lot of metal figures as well, from Art Miniaturen. I couldn't rely solely on plastics this time - the Strelets set of austrian personalities is very limited, both in numbers and quality. The austrian figures are the worst of Strelets sculpts among the allied staff kits they produced, the personalities have such oversized heads and hands that they ended up looking all too cartoony.
The worst case was Emperor Francis, which I felt compeled to convert, and exchanged his head for that of another plastic model. The metal models, on the other hand, are beautifully proportioned, but detail is not as crisp as on plastics.
Here is the lot:
First, a few personalities:
A number of unnamed generals to complete the chain of command:
Now, these guys are some of my favorite, a reunion of commanders studying maps of the battlefield ahead. The maps proper were hand made.
Last, Emperor Francis I of Austria (or Francis II of the Holy Roman Empire, if playing campaigns prior to 1806).