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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Baron Ott's Austrian Hussars

By means of an update I present my biggest cavalry regiment to date, Baron Ott's Austrian hussars. These are Elite Miniatures painted by Tony Laughton. The officer and bugler of the first squadron are on Foremost horses from the old Hinchcliffe range now available from Hinds Miniatures.

Here you go...

36 strong cavalry regiment, possibly unwieldy but impressive nonetheless.  

Regimental officer and first squadron bugler on Foremost horses, I love the rearing one especially. 

Another parting shot of these, I'm very happy with them and plan to expand my Austrian uhlans to 36 models too, infact the models are with the venerable Tony Laughton right now! 
So I am back in Devon after the "season" in our industry has quietened off. I have a pile of books to read, mostly Napoleonic naval plus Oman's history of the Peninsular war which I am increasingly attracted to for smaller possibly more detailed games. This is mostly down to Elite Miniatures range and the evident enthusiasm of the other wargaming  JJ out there in the ether!

With some effort on my behalf I will post a lot of new units over the summer and some shots of the six month 100 days campaign we played.

The future looks fun as we playtest some rule amends to General de Brigade and we have started a Maurice campaign which I find electrifying. There is a secret project looming for a big reveal too. Tony Laughton ran through a game of Longstreet which I found engrossing to the point that I'll gladly play it but can't see myself buying an army, a Maurice army is a distinct possibility though.

Hope everyone out there is thriving and prospering? Very best wishes for a splendid summer, JJ

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    1. Many thanks for your kind comments sir.

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  2. A most impressive array, and it is great to see how well the Hinchliffe figures mix in. My first ever metal army was a Hinchliffe British Napoleonic army, so I have a very soft spot for them.

    I managed to finally assemble all seven volumes of Oman a couple of years ago but have never managed to steel myself to read it from start to finish, which I still hope to do one day. I do enjoy dipping in and out though and the OOBs alone are a great resource.

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    1. I too had some Hinchcliffe models once upon a time although not really an army and not easy to paint as I recall. There some gems in the range though much is very dated.
      I am a few chapters into Oman and loving it, I didn't know there were seven volumes though!

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  3. Excelent looking unit JJ . Very much the part with the wonderful Elite figures. I wish Peter Moreby had sculpted a few more varities of poses for the ungifted converters such as myself.

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    1. Hi Carlo, I agree entirely, many of his ranges are just shy of completion, often just a standard bearer short which is simply bothersome! Thanks for commenting, cheers JJ

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  4. Paulba kindly commented but my clumsy fingers deleted it, sorry Paul!

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  5. Elite look so splendid on the table, none more so than these. Nicely done :-)

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    1. Yes they do, they have a quality en masse which just conveys "movement" in my book, many modern & apparently better sculpts don't convey this as well. Cheers for your kind comments Stephen, Jeremy

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  6. Nice unit and thankyou for the update :-) I'd be interested to know the rule ammendments for gdb you've come up with :-)

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    1. Hi Lurker Robert!
      A few people have asked about the amends which wasn't my intention it was a rather throw away remark, however we have a program of things we want fixed and will work through them, maybe a separate post will have to cover it.

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  7. Lovely Hussars! One of my favorite uniforms/units.

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    1. Many thanks Dean, they are lovely! Not my brush work, let's be clear about that!
      kind regards, Jeremy

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  8. Love those big Austrian units, they look splendid on the table.

    Just been revisiting some of the old battle reports & love the walled villages. Can you remember where you got the buttressed wlls from, they really look the part.

    Bob

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  9. If they are the walls I think you refer too they were an ebay purchase from a now defunct company who sold their resin range to Caliver books. The walls were handmade so possibly aren't now available, you could make some though.
    Best wishes,
    Jeremy

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  10. Looks like I'll be getting the foamcard out then.
    Thanks
    Bob

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