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Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting ready for Raab ...

Our gaming group is getting ready for a refight of Raab. In preparation I am rounding out the Austrian OOB. In particular this means I need to paint the Hungarian Insurrection and Landwehr.

Below are a few pics of some of the work completed to date. These are AB15mm figures (my personal favourites) from Eureka (highly recommend Nic and his team's service and quality - fortunately I live in 20 minutes drive from his shop) and painted with Vallejo Acrylics. I use Windsor&Newton brushes, typcially just a size 1.

I should acknowledge my good gaming and painting buddy Vincenzo, a small group of dedicated but far away NapsBattles players in Adelaide (you know who you are!) and the general painting and gaming community (especially all those TMPers) who have opened my eyes and mind to the brave new world of miniatures painting (I might post some 'old' painting efforts to contrast).

Basing is for Napoleon's Battles ruleset. Basing technique after that Mark Case's excellent blog (see links).

Insurrection Hussars (Eisenberg Comitat)

- Close-up

- The whole 'brigade'

Hungarian Grenadiers

These were finished yesterday! (I had to paint something while waiting for the rest of my Hussar order from Eureka!)

- Close-up

- The whole 'brigade'

Some of the Landwehr
These guys were painted late last year, and are a mix of Styrian 'townies' and 'levies' and Upper Austrian Landwehr, 'brigaded' together here.

- The 'brigade'

... oh, and they came first an CANCON this year!!

- First Prize!

Hope you enjoyed my first blog (ever). Please leave a comment. I will try to post some more progress as we move towards Raab later this (?) year!


  1. wow!

    a stunning effort - they look excellent.

    The basing makes a world of difference too. It really is a contrast to the standard flocked bases (like mine).

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Good luck with Raab


  2. Hey Stoli,

    Thanks for the +ve feedback, we might need you to make raab happen! Interested?? Date is TBA. Vince is doing the Italians which are nearly ready, but we are short of French Line!!


    PS NB300 still getting a good run here in Melbourne ;-)

  3. Love your hussars, and thanks for the mention re: basing. I've subscribed to your blog and posted it on my site. Great stuff, can't wait to see more!

    1. Thanks Mark. By coincidence - starting to work on the Raab project again. Will post again soon.

  4. Brilliant work! I hope you are able to post more.