Saturday 23 June 2012

Army Showcase Part V: 7YW Austrians


Today's showcase brings you my Austrian Army for the 7 Year's War. The miniatures are almost all Revell Plastics and have turned out pretty cool. It's a bit like with the Napoleonic French: I started collecting Nappies to gather Wellington's Redcoats but that would mean owning some Frenchies to fight them, since I always leave best till last I started with the French which at first I really disliked. While I started out with the idea of only doing some Line Cavalry and infantry for the French I discovered I actually liked the load of colourful uniforms and their great diversity so now I have practically all mainstream units from Guard to line infantry lying in waiting for a paintjob.... thus it went with the Austrians: I bought the sets to create a 7YW British Army but this would mean converting all the grenadiers into chaps with mitres instead of bearskins. When HäT showed their upcoming MAC Prussians I realised they could be used far easier to gain British Redcoats so decided to paint the Austrians as they were intended to fight my Brits. And so I ended up with a decent Austrian force.

Here then are the pictures. First up is an overview of the troops ready at the moment of taking pictures:

 A closer view of the infantry:

 The cavalry:
And finally the artillery

More stuff is in the works, as we speak I actually have finished but not yet photographed the Baden -Baden regiment of the Swabian Detachement for the Reichsarmée (a sort of auxiliary corps for the Austrians made up of troops from several Holy German Empire States) and have based/ coated 3 more infantry regiments, an artillery battery and a unit of dragoons.Photo's of those will follow when ready.

Hope you like them,

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff

Monday 18 June 2012

More redcoats!


Yet another redcoat regiment is finished, this time one with yellow cuffs.

Cheers Sander

Listening to "The Idle Prentice" by Gin Lane