Been on the island now for eight weeks and am really enjoying my time at the South Wight Wargamers Club. If you are on the island and have never been then get yourselves down there! Patrick and I had promised to do a historical battle and as my favourite is Seven Years War he indulged… Continue reading Seven Year War Battle Report
Austrian Army Photos
The models are all Front Rank, Flags from Maverick Models and bases and trays from Warbases!
Seven Years War Battle Report
For a couple of months now I have been painting two SYW armies with the eventual hope of an actual war game. I have to say they have come out better than expected and given me a new and diverse (so they are all white men, mostly with massive moustaches) painting challenge in terms of… Continue reading Seven Years War Battle Report
So I haven’t been taking care of my little blog just recently, but I fully intend to change that. First off you are getting to see some lovely Austrian Dragoons. Why are they lovely, well Front Rank made um and I painted them, and for good measure Jason at Maverick Models made them a lovely… Continue reading Austrian Dragoons
Austrian Grenadiers Update
Finally finished these guys. These leaves two infantry battalions remaining. Hungarian Musketeers and Prussian Grenadiers. I still need to do army shots for Brendan even though he counts this war as Fantasy! I have done two different static grasses but to be honest not sure the lighter one is hitting the spot, semi tempted to… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers Update
Marching on with the Seven Years War we are moving into what I am hoping is the final stages. Elite infantry are now being added. Austrian Grenadiers are the only ones in the period still carrying grenades, the name marking the troop type out as the biggest and best. These lads have bear skins and… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers
I was a bit worried about these guys looking drab all in brown but I actually think it works well with everyone else being in white! I’m adding a Russian secret howitzer to the allies side. They like their cannons yellow in the Austria, and now I like them too!
From painting the ElCid armies I learnt a lot about painting horses. John Stallards top tip is to colour spray your horses. Getting the horses done first is makes painting cavalry less of a pain. There is a lot of white on these guys which is hard, but but I think they really pop on… Continue reading Austrian Cuirasses
SYW Austrian Musketeers
I found these fellas really hard work. I couldn’t figure it out to begin with. I got there, it is to do with the amount of white. One the others it was three colours to get to the same place. So once I got past the white it was plain sailing! This puts me a… Continue reading SYW Austrian Musketeers