Sunday, 4 September 2011

Feuer! Part II

Hoi,

Today's update brings you an Austrian 7YW infantry regiment. While researching uniforms for the Austrian army I stumbled along the site of www.kronoskaf.com/ which I have mentioned here before. There you can find about any uniform used by most of the major, and even some minor, nations involved in the conflict. There I found out that several regiments were raised in the part of the Austrian Empire called the "Austrian Netherlands" that's most of present day Belgium and the Dutch province of Limburg where I have been born and raised and live now. So logically I am going for some regiments from this detachment.

So I hereby present the Sachsen-Gotha Regiment:





About almost everything on these uniforms is WHITE, I hate painting white... oh well, I guess they turned out pretty well enough. While reading up on the 7YW, quite a lot of comparing with the Napoleonic wars is unavoidable. I was amazed just how large a part of the armies of those days consisted of cavalry, being used to Peninsular British amounts of cavalry. Also tactics seem indeed to have been pretty straight forward. Anyway I am looking forward to the release of the new HäT Prussians in order to paint them as British- and Hanoverian units. Until that time I can just make do with all the Austrians still awaiting paint.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Immersion" by Pendulum





5 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

Lovely looking unit...I too hate painting white..it never seems to come out right but yours look fine.
Cheers
Paul

Rodger said...

Yep, me too. White and I just don't get along. Fine looking unit there Sander.

Ray Rousell said...

Well I've gotta agree too, white can be a pain in the backside to paint, it's either too runny or too stiff!! oo err!

Matt said...

Great looking unit!

Sander said...

Gentlemen it is just so nice to read all your kind words. It makes all the hours of mind-numbing white-paintwork worth it! ;-)

Cheers Sander