Sunday, April 18, 2021

IR #26, Hohenlohe

IR #26 had a succession of Inhabers during the Napoleonic Wars.  From 1790-1800: Wilhelm, Feldzugmeister  Freiherr Schroder von Lilienhoff,  from 1800-1803: vacant, from
1803-1814:  Ludwig, Feldzugmeister Furst zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, and finally from 1814-1815:  Wilhelm, Prince (later King)  of Orange-Nassau!

It was recruited chiefly in Carinthia (Inner Austria), and the facing color is variably described as "Bright Green", "parrot green", Poplar Green (probably mistranslation). I went with Bright Green (Delta Ceramcoat "Jubilee Green"), as shown in Enrico Acerbi's volum eon the Austrian Army, but likely the somewhat sickly yellow-green of "Parrot Green" would be more correct.  


In 1809 it served in the VII Corps under Chasteler, fighting  at Klagenfurt and a number of other minor actions in the Tyrol. 


These are once again "old" (aside from the command figures) Old Glory figures, part of the "300 Austrians" purchased at Historicon - Valley Forge, in 2011. 

26 comments:

  1. Another great looking regiment of Austrians, Pete.

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  2. More good looking Austrians, indeed!

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    1. hanks - the "White Menace" has been in major growth mode!!

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  4. Love the shading on the white and the green facings really set them apart.

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    1. Thanks Allan. They are primed and painted white, get a heavy wash with Delta CC "Wedgewood Blue" ( av ery grey blue), then the bel;ts are painted white again, and when all finished, a dose of "magic Wash" (Future acrylic floor polish, water, surfactant, and black water soluble ink).

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  5. Good, the white menace needed more line. Nice looking addition. Are the choice of poses becoming standard for your advancing regiments?

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    1. This regiment has "stragglers" from several poses, so a bit less uniform than in that regard than many of my other regiments.

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  6. Got to love those Austrian uniforms. You have done a fine job with them, Peter. The green facings are glorious on them!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks, Jason. The multitude of facing colors are one of the big attractions of painting Austrians!

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  7. Nicely done Peter, and I think I prefer a Bright Green to a sickly-looking Parrot Green.

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    1. I did a real Parrot green on one of my hussar units:

      https://blundersonthedanube.blogspot.com/2014/09/austrian-napoleonic-hussars.html

      It doesn't look THAT bad with the Hussar kit, but as facing color on white - blech. Akin to the British "Gosling Green". said to be about the color of goose poop! :-)

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  8. Another lovely looking Austrian unit,very nice!
    Best Iain

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  9. More great Austrians, looking forward to seeing the whole lot! :)

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    1. Thanks, mark. A parade of the ENTIRE Austrian Army would be a big event indeed. Even just the "300 Austrians" would be 20 units. I doubt I will finish all of them in 2021!

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  10. Lovely Peter. Whatever you call it, the green looks great!
    Regards, James

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