Thursday, November 22, 2012

SYW - Austrian Army: Karlstädter-Lykaner Grenzinfantry - WIP Part one

Manufacturer:  Crusader Miniatures
Scale:  28mm

Hi,

in order to strengthen my Austrians for the SYW for the rules of "Maurice" and "BlackPowder" I decided to paint up a unit of Grenzinfantry (frontier infantry) which often had been used as skirmishers during war.
The regiment I chose is Karlstädter-Lykaner with red coats and trousers and sea green dolmans.
I like those combinations of colors very much for they are not typical for the Austrian Infantry of the times of Maria Theresia.
If you like to know more about these regiment here is a link to the great sites of kronoskaf.




On the following two photos you can see my first figure for this planned unit.
As I already told you within the headline of this post this regiment is WIP.



The unit I want to built up is planned to exist of twelve men in total, based on four bases with three figures each.
This is the basing of "Maurice" for irregular troops.

And last but not least here is a picture of the regiments of the different Grenz-regiments that I found in the books of Liliane & Fred Funcken.


Enjoy our hobby and have a good time.

Cheers
Mike




16 comments:

  1. Great stuff! I'm realy amazed by your paintjob.

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  2. That's going to be one super looking unit Mike! Great work!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher.
      Today I managed to paint up two more of them, so the first base is ready to be finished.

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    2. Great! Looking forward to seeing it!

      Christopher

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  3. A great painting work, sir.

    By the way, I have "nominated" you for an award: http://juan-manche.blogspot.com.es/

    Cheers!

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    1. Hi Juan,

      many thanks for that. :)

      Greets
      Mike

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  4. Very nice. I like your reference materials. I have the Funken book as well. Its in German but the pictures are well worth it.

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    1. Thanks. :)
      Yes, the books of them are good. I´m lucky that a German edition does exist. In original they are in French. I missed to learn French in school. What a pity.

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    2. It would have been cheaper if you had, I had mine (in English) valued for my insurance, the 2 volumes are in near perfect condition and would cost between $300-$450 to replace! In French 1/2 that price.

      They are a great little resource all things considered and I wont be parted from mine.

      regards

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    3. Oh, than I´m a lucky one because I´ve bought my German editions about 20 years ago for much less money. In Germany there was also a summary-edition available, but its a little bit shortened.

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  5. By the way, will you be looking to sell those beautiful figures here in the states? Will ther be an American distributor?

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    1. Oh, the figure shown in this post is from Crusader Miniatures. If you meant the Dreispitz Miniatures please follow my homepage http://www.dreispitz-miniatures.com. I also would ship these figures to the States. If you have any questions concerning this please send me a mail. I will answer it as soon as possible.

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