Tuesday, 27 April 2021

AHPC11 - Donnybrook - Imperialist Infantry Baden Baden 1683

 


I thought I'd try and squeeze in 1 last post before the end of the Challenge and after painting all those lovely Warfare Miniatures Ottomans, I thought I'd start an Austrian/ Imperialist force for them to battle against.


Now a lot of this force will probably consist of Poles, but I thought I'd start with an Imperialist foot regiment as I haven't any Poles!

I hadn't planned on painting this unit up during the Challenge, so a quick look in the League of Augsberg's book "With Talon and Claw" and I decided on regt Baden Baden.


You may notice they're missing their flag. Apparently Warfare Miniatures will be releasing some Austrian flags shortly, So the unit will have to wait to be flagged.


All but 1 of the figures are from Dixon Miniatures, the other being from Foundry. 
There are 21 figures in this regiment so they will add 105 points to my total!

40 comments:

  1. These look great Ray...the old Dixon figures still paint up very nicely don't they?

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    1. They certainly do Keith. They almost paint themselves!

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  2. Very nice Ray and agreed Dixon hold the test of time.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. They're a little smaller than most new style figures, but they really come to life with a lick of paint.

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  3. Another superb looking regiment

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  4. Very nice looking regiment Ray and really like the coat colour!

    Christopher

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  5. I do like these; the coat color is very unique - almost like German feldgrau. :)

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    1. It seemed to match the colour in the book perfectly.

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  6. Wow! I love the coat color, Ray! Nice!

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  7. Yes, I to was admiring the coat colour. Great work Ray.

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  8. Great color choices, the unit will standout on the table.

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  9. Diversified and beautiful figures, a gorgeous infantry unit Ray!

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  10. Lovely those Dixon's Ray, such wonderful faces. Great paint job :)

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  11. Lovely looking unit Ray. I still have enormous affection for Dixon miniatures of this period - especially their wigged officer.

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    1. I've got stacks of them. All in need of a lick of paint!

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  12. The sight of round-hatted fellows from the League of Augsburg era is always a tonic, particularly when done so well. Baden Baden--a place so nice they named it twice...

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    1. Bit like New York. Bet you start singing Sinatra now!

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  13. Brilliant job Ray they all look great!

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  14. Lovely Imperials Ray. They are a bit 'colourless' in comparison to the Ottomans, but you have made them look a treat.
    Regards, James

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    1. Believe me, this is a colourful regt. Most are either all white or all dull grey, at least this ones got a little blue in it.

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  15. Lovely toys Ray...
    Those venerable Dixon figures do the job nicely.

    All the best. Aly

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  16. A very good looking unit, shame that they haven;t their colours yet though.

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  17. Very nicely done! As Zabadak says, they really could do with their colours now! ;-)

    Do we know what their colours were in this period? I have a reference to their colours in the WSS.

    All the best,

    David.

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    1. Thanks David. There's a pic in With Talon and Claw, from Barry Hilton. I'm trying to copy the image to make my flag. Where does you WSS version come from?

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