Sunday, 11 August 2019

Artillery complete and a few Jaegers while we are at it

The first battery complete .  In General D'Armee these will all be standard sized batteries
I managed to complete the two batteries of Austrian artillery on the irregular basis as part of my 1805-07 project.  As nearly all the figures in my collection for this particular period of the Napoleonic Wars are Elite Miniatures purchased from Nathan at Elite Miniatures Australia in Queensland.  Great figures, great price and exceptional service! 


Austrian Brown never looked so impressive

Another angle on the first battery with a nice view of an old Hinchcliffe wheelbarrow full of round shot

Another view from the top giving a nice depiction on what can be achieved on these bases as opposed to the conventional rectangular styles.  A chance to show some of the "chaos" of manning a battery in action.

Battery number Two


Slightly different positioning on this one

I managed to find the correct Austrian artillery ammunition chests and then added some scratch-built rammers.

Another view from the top...perhaps the same as a dropping howitzer shell!

I do think these bases work very well.

I thought it may be opportune to quickly pull out some of the 1805 style Austrian Jagers resplendent in their older style infantry helmets.  You don't see too many of these old the table top these days.

These are  a lovely figure once again from Elite Miniatures

The green comb on the helmet is quite a nice contrast with the black and grey.

Close up of the lads complete with enthusiastic hornist

It is now getting to the point of having these lads on the table for a play-through set of scenarios from Dave's original GdB  "Glory Years" scenario book and link the three Austerlitz scenarios together.  Not long to go now as I sort through some last piece command figures etc.

Next time I'll show how I've progressed with the Austrian Infantry.



16 comments:

  1. Lovely looking diorama's of your Austrian artillery! Great looking Jaeger's too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. The Jager uniform with the helmet is a very striking one for the Austrians in this period and the figures are very much sculpted in the Ott style colored plates from the period.

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  2. They turned out really well, nice work!

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    1. Thanks a lot FMB. They were great fun to put together.

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  3. Some great looking models, as ever. Those jaegers are really cool and I particularly like the wheelbarrows which I had not seen before.

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    1. Thanks Chris. I grabbed them from an old ECW artillery extras set with gabions, wooden ramps and the like. Very useful.

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  4. Lovely looking artillery Carlo...
    I’ve always liked the brown coatee/red facings combination...and those striking ochre gun carriages.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. I certainly agree on the striking colour combinations thats for sure.

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  5. Great looking arty. I like how each is its own little diorama. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew. Your comments are always greatly appreciated. The final look is certainly exactly what I was looking to achieve.

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  6. The lads are looking pretty good there Carlo

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    1. Thanks Nathan - they are a lovely range of figures.

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  7. There's nothing better than an enthusiastic hornist I always say, and Austrian jaegers are not to be messed with. Lovely work Carlo.

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    1. Thanks very much Lawrence. They do say you cant fake enthusiasm so I'm sure young Rolf there is blowing his little heart out!

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  8. Excellent batteries, and the early Jager uniform is a treat to see as well!

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    1. It certainly is Peter. I do like the Elite Miniatures range, especially in the earlier period.

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