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The Austrian Army Of 1859 .
I've started on the last of my armies for the Unification of Italy - the others being Garibaldi's Red Shirts , the Neapolitan army , the Papal army and the Sardinia/ Piedmontese . This one is the Austro-Hungarian Army who fought the Sardinians and French  i...

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Bashi Bazouks .
Coming to the end of my Crimean splurge and the last up are some Strelets Bashi Bazouks. Mounted them two to a base rather than the more usual three to portray their light cavalry skirmish role and to accommodate the wilder figure poses . The British recrui...

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The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment.
The Highlanders took longer to paint than the Russians , but were a bit more entertaining . I had to convert a Standard Bearer as I've run out of them . The figures are of course Strelets . Luckily you see very little tartan on the figures because of the sp...

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2nd Battalion Azovsky Regiment.
Been very productive the last week or so getting most of the Crimean figures I'd got cleaned up painted . Here is the Russian Infantry Regiment Azov , the problem with Russian Infantry is that they all look the same .  They have painted up very quickly , I ...

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Border Class ( Parte The Seconde ) .
The Saxon Garde form a column of companies as they prepare to cross the stream and capture the windmill . The Uhlans deploy to capture the bridge . 'Jung Fritz' orders the Brunswickers to seize the windmill . The first company of the Garde crosses the strea...

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Border Clash ( Parte The First ).
I've been re-reading 'BAR' (Batailles de l' Ancien Regime) and decided to give them another go but this time using the larger of the two ground scales to speed the game along . The forces have to capture the two objectives - the bridge and the windmill .  '...

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Applying Paint .
After some delays when 'real life' got in the way I've started to get some more Russian infantry done , doing them first because they're the easiest - thank heavens for brown greatcoats !. The figures are Stretlets and have some rather odd poses in the box ...

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Getting The Next Batch Ready.
Having got my painting table somewhat cleaned off it is time to prepare the next figures for painting . Decided it was time to revisit my plastic Crimea project , I am going to do another Highland regiment and a Russian battalion . The Highlanders were a gi...

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A Potpourri From The Painting Table.
Here are a selection of models I've painted in the last couple of weeks , a bit of a mixture as I'm trying to clear up some of the things that have been on my 'to do' list . First a selection of markers for  my 'Test of Honour' Samurai skirmish game , they ...

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Painting 'Al Fresco' .
Been rather warm of late ( well for the U.K. ) and so I took the dog out for a quick walk at Five this morning , when we got back we decided to go to the coast for a walk before it got to hot . After our walk we had breakfast at Mc Donald's - if you think t...
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