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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Austrian Horse Grenadiers.

 Well I managed to find time this week to paint this unit for Colin's re fight of the Battle of Reichenburg, as the Austrians fielded a unit of Horse Grenadiers in the encounter. I surprised myself on how quickly I put these together and painted them. I still think that Peter Gilders designs for the horses in his Foremost range take some beating. They were ahead of their time in general design and movement.  There is always an issue in fielding a newly painted unit in a wargame, invariably they do badly and rout. Still they will look pretty as they flee the table.





9 comments:

  1. Very nice Robbie, always a first time!

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    1. Afternoon Graham,
      They never got in the action, and spent the game watching things happen around them.

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  2. Very nice. Are those Hinchcliffe figures?

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    1. The horses are Foremost, from Hinchliffe, and the grenadiers are from the Hinchliffe SYW range, still a good figure after all these years.

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    1. Afternoon Dave,
      Good to hear from you. Yes they are nice figures.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  4. Agree entirely with your view on Gilders foremost horses- only Stadden are as good- and that a more limited selection. I have a Foremost ECW cavalry unit and intend to add more to the armies.

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    1. Andy, my favourite is still the ECW unit, showing Rupert's charge at Edgehill, great movement for both horse and rider.

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  5. They look absolutely great and its a shame that on their first outing they were held in reserve (by me) and therefore unable to show those damned Prussians what they were made of.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

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Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

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Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

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