Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Rest of the 1/72 Austrians

I had posted the Austrian line infantry regiments earlier.  The rest of the army took longer to paint/
The Austrian guns and crew are, like the Prussians, from the Zvezda Charles XII pack. Everything about them is wrong, so why do I like them so much?

The Austrian army gets two irregular infantry units. These are from HaT's SYW Austrian infantry in action. I just cut down the tricorne hats to look like Grenzer shakos. These are the Warasdiner-Creutzer Grenzer in white and the Slavonisch-Brooder Grenzer in brown.

These grenadiers are all from HaT. I painted them as the Deutschmeister grenadiers.

The three regiments of cuirassiers are all HaT's Napoleonic Austrian cuirassiers with hat swaps. The horse furniture is not quite correct, but it will do. The regiments are Serbelloni, Gelhay, and Alt Modena Cuirassiers.

The dragoons are from HaT's Napoleonic Prussian dragoons with head swaps. The regiments here are Sachsen-Gotha and Porporati Dragoons.

Finally, what's an Austrian army without hussars? These are HaT's Napoleonic Prussian hussars, unconverted. The regiments are the Dessewffy and Kaiser Franz I Hussars.


With these figures done, I have the complete Austrian force for Kolin. This army contains 254 foot, 57 horse, and five guns.

This was another very inexpensive army, running me under $120. It was actually fun to just slap some paint on cheap figures and not worry about getting every detail just right. I plan on playing Maurice games with my children, and I won't feel bad if the paint gets chipped or figures get broken.


  1. Great looking figures Scott...

    You have lucky children....I wish I had had such lovely toys to play with when I started out on my wargames journey...

    All the best. Aly

  2. Maurice, great game and well done doing a good job rattling out an army, that will look the part on the table.