Monday, April 11, 2016

Giant Commission -- Austrian Hussars

Ah, Austrian hussars.  Is there anything better than Austrian hussars?  That is a rhetorical question.  Nothing is better than Austrian hussars.

Here, in all their colorful glory, are all twelve Austrian hussar regiments.














I do not know if I have made it clear on this blog, but I am really enjoying this massive commission.  Yes, it's a lot of figures, and yes, it's a bit of a downer not getting to paint anything for myself.  But these AB figures are all first rate.  It's a lot of fun to make my maximum effort on these.  And because Glenn wants to field one stand of each regiment, I get to paint EVERY uniform fielded during the Napoleonic Wars.  Whenever anyone asks me, "have you ever painted the x regiment," I can always answer with an emphatic YES!

The Austrian light dragoons are up next.

9 comments:

  1. And how lucky am I that you are enjoying it?! I appreciate your talent and hard work more than you know. There are very few 'Scott MacPhee painted armies' in the world, and I have the privilege of owning several of them.
    This is a magnificent project, and only possible because you were willing to take it on.
    Thank you, my friend.

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    1. Well thank YOU! I am having a good time.

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  2. These are fantastic Scott and a real treat to view!

    Christopher

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  3. Fantastic justa one small or maybe not small would it be possible to get a list of what exactly is planned
    OK maybe I can work it out by trawling through the posts but it would be so more convenient if I knew ju

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    1. I'm painting the armies of the major combatants in the Napoleonic Wars: France, Austria, Britain, Prussia, and Russia. Each army has about 500 infantry, 120 horse, and 20 guns. The only minor countries are the British allied troops from Waterloo.

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  4. Actually.... I've been meaning to mention that I'd like to add French Allies as well:
    Grand Duchy of Warsaw
    Bavaria
    Westphalia
    Saxony
    Baden-Wurttemburg
    Kingdom of Northern Italy.

    Each would have 12 - 18 stands of Infantry, 8 or so stands of cavalry, a few artillery pieces

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