Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Lower Austrian Landwehr, 1809

 

I finally got around to painting this unit of Austrian Landwehr, which will appear in my "Rapp n' Raupenhelms" games at Historicon later this month. 


These fellows are wearing fairly standard Austrian Landwehr gear for 1809, although probably far more uniform and neat than would likely have been reality. Hey, they're toy soldiers!

These wonderful sculpts are yet again by Lucas Luber of Piano Wargames in Germany. 

The flag is printed out from Mal's small World flags. There was a total embarrassment of riches for selection there! 



Für König und Kaiser!

16 comments:

  1. They are very nice. Contemplating starting on a few Landwehr units - but in 6mm. Richard

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    1. Thanks; the Landwehr, EzK Legion, and the Insurrectio make the Hapsburg armies of 1809 especially fun to paint and collect!

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  2. Lovely looking regiment, they look great, As you say the Austrian army is an interesting and colourful army to put on the table.

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    1. Thanks, Donnie. In 1809 in particular, there is much to relieve snow blindness from the mass of white uniforms!

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  3. Nice job on these Peter. Lucas's figures always have a nice variety of poses about them.

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  4. Nice looking chaps indeed - well done!

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  5. Well done. Getting spoiled for choice with Perry and Piano miniatures in the era.

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    1. Indeed; there are plenty of other manufacturers as well, but Lucas specifically scaled these to be very compatible with Perry figures.

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  6. Another superb looking unit joins the Austrian ranks - excellent stuff, Peter!

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    1. It's not like I don't have plenty of Austrians already, but I just can't resist these fantastic figures! :-)

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  7. Wow. Fantastic sculpts, wonderfully painted Peter.

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    1. For those who like 3 D printing (not me!), Lucas sells the STL files; I've seen them printed from 10 mm to 70 mm... and they look great regardless of the scale!

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  8. Great looking unit with those dapper top hats :-)

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    1. The latest in formal wear for the Battlefield!

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