Sunday, March 1, 2020

Kurassier Regiment #1, "Kaiser Franz"



This regiment has the Emperor Francis himself as Inhaber. 


KR #1 was part of Liechtenstein's Reserve Corps in 1809, and fought at the battles of Eggmuhl, Aspern, Wagram, and Znaim. 


With its dark red facings and silver buttons, the regiment looks very Austrian. 


The Austrian Cuirassiers wore blackened iron breastplates (I used Vallejo "Gun metal". Famously, they lacked back plates, and KR #1 was one of the regiments that suffered from this lack when fighting the French Cuirassiers at Alt Eglofscheim.


The standard bearer's bandoleer is decorated with two wavy bands of embroidery in the regiment's facing color. 


The trumpeter has the usual red crest on his helmets, and lacks a Cuirass. The trumpet cords are mixed yellow and black. I have mounted this regiment all on black horses. 


I have simplified the Austrian saddle blanket edging to be yellow with a line of black.

22 comments:

  1. Good work, Peter! You are cranking through the Austrians of late.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. With Snappy Nappy 1809 events planned for April in CT, and Historicon in July (and maybe one at Jared's school this summer), Austrians (and some French command in progress) are the order of the day for the next month or two!

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    2. That will reduce your likelihood of causing mischief elsewhere!

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    3. I am WAY too busy at work to cause mischief anywhere at present, LOL!

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  2. Very nice cuirassiers indeed...
    I do like the Austrian cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars...
    Of course we now have the Perrys new offerings to look forward to...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you, Ally. The Perry's figures are very nice, but they are big (like Front Rank big) and thus don;'t mesh that well with my Minifigs and Old Glory. Thus I use them sparingly.

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  3. Good looking unit, really a nice addition to your Austrians.

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    1. Thank you, Joe! Now I have to get to work on our Campaign stuff!

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  4. Nice work, and cuirassiers always look good on black horses!

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. Like riding night-mares.

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  5. Very nice work on these Austrian Kurrasiers

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  6. Super looking cuirassiers! Lovely finish!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks; I was happy with how they came out!

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  7. Beautifully, beautifully done again Peter.

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