Thursday, November 7, 2019

Austrian Infanterie Regiment # 21 - "Prinz Rohan"


The fourth of the five new Austrian regiments is I.R. #21.


From 1808-1810: Infantry Regiment ‘Prinz Rohan’ Nr. 21 (Inhaber: Feldmarschalleutnant Viktor-Ludwig, Prinz Rohan von Guem). Earlier, from 1778 - 1808, Gemmingen, and later from 1810 - 1815 Albrecht, Graf Gyulai.


The regiment was recruited in Bohemia, in the Koniggratz area. 


In 1809, the regiment fought at Ratisbon, Aspern, and Wagram.


The "meergrun" (sea green) facings are depicted as a turquoise shade by some, so I went with that for this unit, which has brass buttons. 

26 comments:

  1. Another good looking Austrian unit! Nice facings and lots of red heads?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Ian; I chose the "red" hair for this regiment because it contrasted nicely with the Turquoise!

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  2. Wonderful. The Austrians had some wacky facing colours.

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    1. That they did! I counted at least 24 different facing colors for the 63 Line regiments. Add those differenced by being Hungarian, and the white or yellow buttons, and there are very few units with the same uniform!

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  3. Another beautiful unit - I like the facing colors.

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    1. Thank you, Dean. I thought the Sea Green/Turquoise rather fetching myself! :-)

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  4. How the white menace grows! Look great. Are you enjoying the wash over white technique?

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    1. The Kaiserlicks now rival the French again for total numbers. The technique I used on these seemed to work really, really well - paint white, stain heavily with Delta CC Wedgewood Blue, then heavy black magic wash. I was going to re-paint the belts white, but decided it was unnecessary.

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  5. They look great. White uniforms with white belts always difficult and you nailed it!

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    1. Thank you, AJ; in this case it is all the sculpting and the 2 washes; no talent needed at all! :-)

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  7. A beautiful looking unit. The figures certainly give the impression of movement to the unit.

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    1. These figures showcase the "dynamic" Old Glory style well, I agree.

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  8. Will these regiments see action at Historicon? What battle? I have a soft spot for the Austrians.

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    1. Yes, they will!
      Tentative plans for Historicon 2021 are:
      1) April 1809 Campaign in a Day on Thursday
      2) French/Austrian battle of some sort one of the other days. I'd love to do Wagram again (I can't believe it has been 10+ years already), but not sure I am up for that and a Campaign in a Day at the same Historicon! Just setting up the table and troops took about 5 hours in 2009, with a lot of help!

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  9. Nice! I like the detailing of the drum hoops and the flag is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jon. Those Ramos flags are beautiful, aren't they? The GMB flags are great as well, but they are SO oversized they won't fit the Old Glory staves! Also, I only use the yellow Ordinarfahnen for all but the Grenadiers and Cuirassiers, so the extra Leibfahne are largely wasted. Between that and the better base pricing, the Ramos flags are a much better choice for my own Austrians!

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  10. I've always liked the whitecoats! Wonderful job!

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    1. Thanks, John. They are favorites of mine for sure!

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  11. Lovely work, and the turquoise facings really makes them stand out.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. I enjoyed painting the Turquoise, that's for sure!

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  12. Finally some sense from Austrian high command, they did not disband this regt with its lovely facing colour!

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    1. LOL! They must have had input from the Künstler (artist) in residence this time...

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