My buddy Cameron and I have started our Austrian armies. The figures are from Battle Honours and this is (hopefully) going to be a fast army for me, no buttons, no frills. I have chosen to do hungarians for the most part as I lived for a short time in a part of old Hungary so the blue strides appeal to me. This is Camerons 1st venture into Naps and his progress can be seen over at his blog: Braidwood Wargamings.
Cameron picked up some artillery from another friend so I thought I would get mine done too. We bought our figures from Timecast with the 20% off deal last month. Great service from the lads at Timecast, a couple of items to follow (including Generals that I plan to use for La Bricole painting comp).
The artillery figures are nice but basic and the casting is not so crisp in areas and are pretty small. I am thinking the moulds have been used a lot? However they will do me fine. Easy enough to paint and I have blocked the colours in ready for army painter when the sand is sealed and dry.
Austrian guns, I have seen in so many shades from bright yellow to dark ochre. I went for GW Ochre and will add a little white for the highlight. Still a little bit to do but should paint up smooth enough.
So a new competition has started over at La Bricole. If you haven't visited the forum take a look as it is a very friendly and helpful group of Napoleonic figure painters.