I have to admit that my input to this blog has been a little disappointing of late though I should take the time to thank Julian Whaites for his excellent series on how to paint if you are one step down from Rembrandt. I of course will continue to churn out my figures using a variety of nozzle sizes.
I've just had a quick peek at Chris Cornwells' blog in which he mentions the Wurtemburgers that he's painted for me. "like a twat I forgot to take any pictures of them" he complains. However I can remedy the situation, not Chris being a twat you understand, he is irredeemable. No, I shall furnish you dear reader with photographs of said Wurtemburgers in my next entry. That is once I've cajoled Neil Braddon, otherwise known as the King of camera shake, to bring his dead posh digital pentax along to the garage again.
But enough of my ramblings, lets face it you're only here to look at the pictures so feast your eyes on the little darlings above. These Von Vecsey Hussars are just some of the Austrians that I was lucky enough to get hold of recently and Kev, the extremely nice guy who painted them is going to do another squadron to make it thirty in all. Click on the photo to get a proper idea of the amount of detail Kev gets into his figures, personally I think they're gorgeous.
There have been several new additions to the garage roll call of late. I've already mentioned Chris's Wurtemburgers and in addition to those the ever prolific and very talented Neil Sheardown has produced yet more lovely infantry along with a regiment of Russian Cuirassier. I'll get Neil B to do some pics of those when he can get away from dogsitting. Above are some more of Kev's Austrians about to assault a village held by the Young Guard in our latest game, Francophobes will be pleased to hear that they succeeded. Though it isn't over just yet as the Froggies have reinforced with two fresh infantry divisions and the Austrians are getting a little worn out. These along with various other aquisitions have pushed the French count up to around fifty battalions though they are still sorely lacking in heavy cavalry.
Fortunately this shortfall should be remedied over the coming year or so as Neil Sheardown is now in possession of nine regiments worth of metal ( five French and four Russian ) upon which he will weave his magic.
The final shot for this entry shows a battalion of grenadiers lining the edge of a wood supported by two line battalions and is again a snapshot from our latest battle, these brave chaps have since frontally charged a six pounder battery and despite heavy losses carried the position.
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