First white primed Austrian Infantry unit, what do we think? Infantry regiment no 46 Chasteler Galician Perry plastic, lot's more of these lads to do!
Monday 28 November 2022
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Here we have a unit of Victrix Napoleonic French 1807-1814 , they've actually painted up rather nicely and I am pretty happy with them, although I can not erase the memory of assembling them and how the air was turned blue by the vast amount of clean up every single component part required, which when you are doing 120 of them can be soul destroying! By contrast I have cleaned up rather more of the same period French infantry plastic by the Perry's and they we're actually pretty pleasant to do. The Victrix figures have got really characterful faces and managed not to suffer the fate of newly painted figures, hanging on till the bitter end in the latest game.
I know I need to touch up the flag edges, I've also tried to speed up the basing mixing the sharp sand in with pva and the emulsion basing colour, not entirely successful but not too bad when you're in a hurry! The casualty marker is a Perry plastic casualty figure from their French heavy cavalry horse sprues with a warbase square surround for a 7mm die.
In addition I needed to paint up two French command stands and an Austrian, these chaps were rapidly knocked out on the Saturday night before the Sunday club game, I also finished off the French unit, having a quiet night in ,while my wife went to the corn exchange to relive her youth watching Suzie and the budgies and The Cure cover bands at least I felt better the next morning!
We tried out a few more rules,and had a first go with built up areas,it was a close run battle, all the French cuirassier brigade were on zero stamina by the end but the Austrians ended up with two broken brigades and couldn't last out, we adopted the rule that infantry can not do a triple move and shoot( thanks Norm!) Although thinking about it, it might have happened anyway and I think some others from Chasseur's blog and we used cm instead of inches which was beneficial on a 6' x4' board and still gave a good game.
John supplied the fencing and walls, I was thinking that the buildings aren't Germanic enough, I've got some stuff to make some late 18th century Southern German built up areas but I fear it will have to wait until after the Christmas game, unless I find I have lots of time!
The two French commanders are Perry and the Austrian is Eagle maybe? I picked him up at the last Salute as the stall stocking Perry metal figures didn't have enough space, so didn't bother with Napoleonic Austrians , which was made more irritating by the show being half empty! The Perry figures are excellent as always and I think the Eagle figures paints up well enough? I have some more Austrian 12lb cannons from Eagle to paint up at some point as Perry don't do any.
Next up, probably more Austrians, then more French and French allies as they're a bit faster than French line and as my Austrians will be added to my nephews British and Russian at Christmas, the French will definitely need reinforcing!
All the best