Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vorwärts! Update Althann Dragoons


Today's update brings you the latest regiment of Austrian Dragoons I've finished. Most of the Austrian dragoon regiments have red or even blue uniforms and since the British are red-uniformed as well I wanted to avoid these regiments for my Austrian army in order to prevent confusion on the tabletop. Now this leaves me with the choice of the many green-uniformed regiments and the Althann regiment which had white uniforms. Having done a green-coated regiment already I decided to go for the latter and here are the results with which I am very pleased.

New about the painting-approach I took to finish these chaps is that I base-coated them in Army-painter rat-fur (i.e. brown). This then gave me the option of washing much of the horses which is great since I really HATE doing horses! Well then here are the pictures:

As you can see at the Kronoskaf-page linked above not much is known about the banner except that it was red; so I kept the banner included with the figures and painted it red.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Anthems" by Deep Purple


fireymonkeyboy said...

These look good - I like the horse furniture especially.

Ray Rousell said...

A great looking unit!!!

Bert van Hal said...

Your Horse method has worked out very well. Great lookin' unit it has become indeed! Hope to meet these chaps in battle someday.

Sander said...

Hoi, Thanks chaps!
@Bert: these chaps are on the same side as your Rusky's so...

Ogilvie VC said...

Outstanding as ever Sander.
Nice animation in those Revell Austrian sets.