Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Austrian Main Command

I am glad to say I have now finished my Austrian main command base. I have had them finished for a few days now but work my shifts didn't give me the chance to take any pics (plus I was looking at my new toys!).
I'm still not a 100% on all the uniforms however I muddled through and I'm pretty happy how they finished. There are shades on the white that have not came out in the pics. The tufts and flowers work pretty well although I wouldn't use them on the battalion bases as there just isn't enough room (IMHO).
Phil I am sorry to show yet another Frenchman lying dead on the ground, I have taken steps to even things out on a couple of future French command bases (watch this space!)
I'm trying to work out who this guy will be? an Archie Duke? or Bianchini? For the moment it will just be a generic Austrians CnC.
Took this pic to show the layout of the figures, they all have the ADC as their main point of focus and the CnC's horse is reacting a little were as the others are better trained.
And just to show there is shading on the figures!
My 3 commands for our combined Austrian armies.
And my progress so far with my Austrians. A long way to go but you've got to start somewhere.

I'm not sure what I am going to paint next? I have 4 Russian commands that need minor converting and would be ready to paint, I have a Russian light battery that I am dying to do and many, many more . . . 

Also my buddy Cameron has now started uploading pics of his own growing 15mm Austrian army, you can see his progress here:
Well done Andy Murray, US Open Tennis Champion 2012!!!


Derek said...

Great job. Nice paintwork and composition.

paulalba said...

Thanks Derek,
I'm happy how they came out. WOuld have like to have known a little bit more about the uniforms though.

John de Terre Neuve said...

Came to very well, great painting as well as a very nice composition.


Phil said...

Very nice work! I do like the composition...and the flowers!

Ken said...

Excellent painting at usual but this base is very nicely composed indeed. I think the General figure riding up to the main group is a great idea.

John (VonBlucher) said...

Great looking Commands!!

Now start work on that Russian command stand. :)

Curt Campbell said...

Lovely work, Paul. Your basing came out beautifully.

Crazy Joe said...

Spot on again. Lovely stand.

The Angry Lurker said...

Looking good Paul, excellent base of loveliness!

Ken said...

I like the officer riding up to the main group of figures, excellent composition!

Ray Rousell said...

Well whoever the big guy turns out to be, you've certainly made a great job on the figs!

Rosbif said...

Brilliant, Paul!

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Superb work Paul.

Gonsalvo said...

Looks great; there is an Osprey on Austrian Commander4s of the Napoleonic wars, but, aside fromj the Hungarian Cavalry generals, I don't think it would add much that would differ from anything you have done here, Paul.


David Cooke said...

Very nice Paul!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Looking just lovely!


CplKelly said...

They look really good Paul. Did you use th army painter of these as well?

paulalba said...

Thanks for all the postive comments guys, very much appreciated!

Ken, he is my favourite too and the horse was the most fun (I swaped in some other BH horses I had sitting around).

Peter, I picked up the commanders osprey but it arrived after I had pretty much finished. I agree not much use except the hungarians, did give and insight into the commanders though.

CplKelly, yeah I used the army painter Dark tone on these too. It was to heavy on the white as I had to put turps in my time because it had thickened and recoated the figures with it as I thought I had it to thin? Stupid mistake as it was fine.

Still the came out fine in the end.

Thanks again,

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice work Paul

1st502strike said...

Hi Paul,
Those Command stands really look great. I like the idea of having them on circular bases vs squares. What diameter bases do you use? Thanks, Bill

paulalba said...

Thanks Captain and Bill,
Glad you like them.

Bill I use different sized bases from 30mm to 70mm in diameter(and have a larger base for Napoleon when I do him. The bases are 3mm in depth (you can get them in 2mm depth but I started off in 3mm so continued also makes them look more important).

The infantry brigade command I do are 2 figures to a base and the cav I do as 3 figures to a base.

You can get them from

Many thanks