Monday, May 3, 2021

IR# 29 Lindenau



I.R. # 29 was raised chiefly in Moravia.  From 1791 - 1803, the Inhaber was Oliver, Feldmarshalleutnant, Graf Wallis von Karighmain. 


Succeeding him as Inhaber from 1803 - 1815 was Karl-Friedrich, Feldmarshalleutnant Baron Lindenau


The facing color is described as Bleumorant, and should probably be lighter and grayer in hue, but I used Delta CC "Blue Bayou". 


Originally assigned to the III Corps in 1809, it wound up in fact serving in the V Corps under Erzherzog  Ludwig, and participated in the battles of Abesnberg and Landshut. 


It formed part of the wing of the Army commanded by Hiller after the Battle of Eggmuhl. thus seeing action at the battles of Neustadt and Ebelsberg, before reuniting with the main army and watching the Northern Danube crossings during the battles of Aspern and Wagram, and finally fighting at Znaim. 


27 comments:

  1. Nicely bone, the blue pops. Egad, did you have to reinforce the Austrian side of the basement floor?

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    1. Thanks, Joe.
      LOL, no reinforcements for the concrete floor, but I did just build 2 new shelf units. Acquiring 300 Austrians for $100 back in 2011 is certainly the big driver of the massive expansion of the White Menace!

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  2. Another great looking Austrian infantry unit! Nice facing colour, I've just started painting my first Napoleonic Austrian unit, wish me luck!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, and good luck, Iain! I really enjoy painting Austrians myself!

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  3. Handsome regiment Peter, nice addition!

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  4. Another nice unit of Austrians, Peter!

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    1. Thanks, Jon. They're like the Energizer Erzherzog - they keep coming, and coming, and coming. Not unlike the real Hapsburg Empire. Without them, France would have prevailed in the Napoleonic Wars.

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    2. Maybe even more Metternich and Talleyrand for tenacity!

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  5. Nice work again Peter. One question I have been meaning to ask is how you settled on 18-figure units, especially as I also find myself swimming against the now seemingly standard 24-figure units.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence. There's quiter bit of reason behind the 18 figure infantry units.

      1) I started (Late 1960's) with KILIA painted flats from Aloys Ochel in Kiel; DM 10,20 (about $4 US then). They came with 19 figures in a box - 1 mounted Colonel, and 18 foot soldiers, including 1 each officer, standard bearer, and drummer. Seem familiar? The Colonels became my "General" officers back at that time.

      2) 18 figures works perfectly for a French battalion at 1:40, and with 6 bases, each base is a company, meaning 4 stands of Fusiliers, 1 stand of Grenadiers, and 1 of Voltigeurs. Pure elegance! :-)

      3) When I changed from flats to (mostly Scruby) figures, I kept the same scheme.

      4) My first really played rules were based upon Frappe! Those uised 1:10 sale with 3 bases of 4 per company. No way I wanted anything like that, but based as above now each figure was the same as a base of 4 in Frappe, representing 40 men.

      5) For Column Line, and Square (1:20), two of my units could function as one CLS unit. Joe will remember those battles at UConn in the mid 1970's!

      6) 24 figures look good, but 18 figures is a 25% discount in figure cost and painting! Also takes up less space on the table, yet have enough mass to still be credible as a unit.

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    2. Very interesting. I have settled on 20 as the average as I agree with you that 18/20 still gives enough mass. It seems as though we both have more than our fair share of mounted colonels due to pack composition. Still, you can never have too many command figures I suppose.

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    3. The mounted colonels were a minor issue with my flats, and the only time it has ever resurfaced since then is the present day composition of some Foundry Napoleonic Command packs. That wasn't too much of an issue, as the vast majority of my Foundry figures were purchased more than 20 years ago, when their prices were more competitive, and you could order completely a la carte!

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    4. I've heard this story before but just commenting again that I really like the space saving this allows. If I was to start over again I would choose 18 over my 24's I think! Also works well with the Perry packs which come with 6 figures.

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    5. I think 18 is a nice number, not that 24 figure units don't look great as well. 12 is a bit too small for my tastes, although some of my Militia units muster only 12 figures.

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    1. Thanks, Gary. There are still plenty more to come. Arrrgh!

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  7. Lovely addition to what must be a huge Austrian army, Peter!

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    1. Thanks, Iain; about 1500 figures now, if you include the Tyrolians!

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    2. Yeah, it's almost as insane as my French, at 1700 figures, LOL!
      When we did Wagram in 2009, my forces were the bulk of the troops, but we had figures from several other local gamers. I do hope to run it again, and shouldn't need any other figures for it this time! :-)

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  8. Great lookign unit, I really like that blue! :)

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    1. Thanks, I do too, even if it's probably not the right shade!

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