Monday, January 9, 2017

Austrian Artillery

Christmas has come and gone and I have had time to finish my "Galloping Guns." I despaired of ever getting these chaps finished but finally the extra horses were added to the teams to make them 6. Illustrations do tend to have six horses to a team so Hat's measly 4 was too hard on the nags in my opinion. Anyway, back to work on Wednesday. The game is quickening and big things are afoot in my life for this year. Blogging may become even more infrequent. The pretend wargames table is destined to gather a little more dust methinks.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Napoleon at War

I am giving the hobby a break for a while as the year moves to its busy side. Next year will be a year of changes for the family. Among these many changes will be my oldest daughter moving off to Auckland University. Anyway, I hope to keep the hobby going in 2017 but I will sign off now with a pic of my old Del Prado Napoleon at War. Vive la Emperor!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Artillery awaiting limbers

I  guess most artillery would have had 6 horse teams so I will have to raid my spare french figures to make up for the deficit in horses. All work for the coming months.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stone House by Italeri

Today I  took a  break from figures and built up this little house. I have a dearth of houses and general terrain for my imaginary wargames table so today's effort goes some way to fixing this. It was a great little day project in between my work on the Austrian artillery. Good times!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Austrian Artillery

A nice change from painting infantry. The figures aren't as goog as the Hat French but still quite ok. I  might have to do some chopping to get the riders to look more natural.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mixed Austrians

The "German" battalions are finished and now I am awaiting the start of the Landwehr/Grenadiers and Grenzers. Another 15-20 battalions methinks. In the meantime I am going to start on my baggage wagons and cavalry artillery.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

1809 Austrian "German" battalions

Been a bit sick and busy lately. Anyway here is a snap of the continuing project.