Monday, 9 October 2017

Austrian Artillery

I have moved on to artillery for my next Hinton Hunt unit.  So on my painting table are 6 Austrian artillerymen and a couple of old Hinchcliffe French guns.

I started with an old model which may well have been painted as an Austrian gun by the previous owner.

After a quick bleach dip and a bit of cleaning the model is ready for a black  undercoat. (I use Halfords Matt black primer)

Its a rather nice model and the barrel even elevates.

The other artillery piece started disassembled in bits.

And after the dip.

I need to cut a pin to make the axle.

I have 6 original Austrian gun crew and these are now undercoated and the leather brown applied.  I will need a further 2 figures to make up the gun crew to full strength.

To do like this chap pointing with a map.

I am planning on having a small game of Muskets and Marshals soon. As my collection is embryonic I will use 16 figures for Infantry units but let each 4 figure base represent 6 so they will fight as 24 figures. For cavalry each figure will represent 2 so a 6 figure unit will fight as 12. 

It will be a hodge pooch sort if game with British, French, Poles, Nassauers, Prussian, Portuguese and Austrian on the table.  Reminds me of my games as youngster.


Norm said...

An axle! how simply super. I think I have yet to get artillery wheels properly aligned with the models that have studs for axle ends.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Looking good!

Jim Duncan Wargamer said...

I normally cut the studs away and drill and pin wheels on artillery carriages.

Phil said...

Very nice!

the Archduke said...

I reckon your dismantled gun is an RSM, Mark. Among my favorites. Good luck with your Austrian gunners. Can't have enough of them.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Archduke

Why do you think its an RSM gun ?

It has the little idents in the barrel which is a feature of Hinchcliffe. Do RSM guns alsi have these ?

the Archduke said...

Well, it looks identical to the RSM guns in my French army. Yes, they do have indented barrels, the rivets on the side of the carriage are identical, as are the segmented steel tyres and the single hole in the plate between the trails. Mind you, I know nothing about Hinchcliffe guns. Maybe there was a bit of plagiarism going on?

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