Seven Years War
Austrians and their Allies
One of my hobbies is wargaming. Though I seem to collect figures more than actually game. Currently I'm working on a collection from the Seven Years War (1756-1763), to use with Charles Grant's rules. Things are slowly coming together and below are a few shots of what I have to date. I'm using figures for the year 1757. The figures are all 18mm Eureka. Due to time restrictions, I paid to have most of these figures painted.
Updated 02 SEP 2011
The Prussians and Allies are HERE.
Units are chosen by the colours of their facings or on the appearance of their flags. I'm making no attempt to build a historical order of battle and, as with the assignment of grenadier companies to their battalions and their carrying colours, will bend the "historical rules" for my own purposes. Further additions will include troops from France (six further battalions- Bretagne, Chartres, Royal Ecossais, Vierzet, Rooth and Eptingen; two chevaux-legere squadrons- Clermont and Fitz James; the Royal Dragoons and two batteries of guns), Russia (2nd Grenadiers and 1st Observation Corps Musketeers) and Austria-Hungary (O'Donnel Kürassiere, J. Esterhazy/Macquire Grenadiers and 1/Mercy-Argentau Infantry).
Many of these photo's will eventually be replaced with "brigade" photo's, such as the one below of the two French infantry battalions.
Planned totals- 21 Infantry battalions, 3 grenadier battalions, 2 light battalions- 1326 figures. 8 Heavy cavalry and 2 light cavalry squadrons- 278 figures. 8 batteries- 88 figures, 16 guns and limbers. 49 staff and escorts.
Austria-Hungary 1st Brigade- Salm-Batthanyi Grenadier battalion and 1/ Lacy Infantry Regiment. I know that the grenadiers didn't carry colours. Mine do. (Painted by Reinforcements By Post [RBP])
Austria-Hungary 2nd Brigade- 1/ Los Rios Infantry Regiment and 1/ Haller Infantry Regiment. (Painted by me)
Austria-Hungary 3rd Brigade- 1/ Biberstein (Marschall) Infantry Regiment. (Painted by Phil Barlow- except I did the spirals on the pikes. Not the best job I've done.) and 1/ N. Esterhazy (painted by me).
Russian 2nd Brigade- 1/Riazanskiy and 1/Rostovskiy Infantry Regiments in winter dress. (Painted by Phil Barlow)
Russian 3rd Brigade-1/Permskiy and 1/Novgorodskiy Infantry Regiments in summer campaign dress. (Painted by me)
French 1st Brigade- 1/Aquitaine and 1/Prince Louis of Nassau Regiments
Reich Auxilliary Brigade- 1/ Morawitsky (Bavarian) Infantry Regiment and 1/Spitnass (Württemberg) Infantry Regiment. Originally Spitnass was painted as the Bavarian Prinz Clemens regiment, but the source (Biles) for the uniform was wrong. A search of the Kronoscaf site gave me a unit that only required the pom-poms to be changed, not all the hat lace, waistcoats, etc. OK, the tricorns should be Prussian, not Austrian, style. These aren't. (Painted by RBP)
Oguliner (left) and Liccaner (right) Croats. (Painted by RBP)
Kuerassiere Regiment Alt Modena. Eventually they'll be brigaded with Kuerassiere Regiment O'Donnell. Painted by a commercial painter I no longer will use.
Austro-Hungarian 2nd Cavalry Brigade-1/Dragoon Regiment Saxe-Gotha, 1/Dragoon Regiment Zweibruecken and 1/Hussar Regiment Kalnocky.
Russian Cavalry Brigade- Rizhskiy Horse Grenadiers (left) and Gruzhinskiy Hussars (right).
Four batteries of Austrian artillery. The limbers weren't painted at the time of his photo. (Painted by RBP and me)
Two batteries of Russian artillery. I have to paint the draft horses for the 3lb guns. (Painted by Phil Barlow)