I am told the Austrian infantry mould is at the factory, but do not have a release date yet - some time in May I think.
Austrian fusiliers at march attach
A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of a battalion of Austrian fusiliers advancing, these were made from moulds 3101, 3102 & 3105. I've now done a couple of battalions in the march attack pose, which uses the same three moulds (again a bit of work on the drummer and NCO's pole arm).
I chose IR 22, as I thought these fought alongside the Russians at Kunersdorf (well that's what it says in Pengel & Hurt), and decided to paint them early war so I could give them coloured turn backs; when I was almost finished I discovered they should also have blue vest and trousers - I had done them white !?%*&!!! This gave me two problems, most obviously they needed some more work on them, but also they now look like Hungarians - never mind, I'll have to find a Hungarian regiment with red trousers!
And now I find out they were not even at Kunersdorf and P&H sold me a dummy - never mind they look nice!
I decided to take the plunge and paint up two battalions (this is how my Karoliners are organised); the photo below has the two 16 man battalions on their movement trays and ready for action in 'Maurice' or 'Field of Battle' or some other newfangled set of rules.
When I paint two battalions, I always give them a single flag each, one the Leibfahne, and the other the Regimentsfahne, this means that the two battalions can be combined into a larger 32 man 'Old School' unit, as shown below.
Having painted these up, I think this march attack pose is fine, and we've decided to stick with it for the Hungarians and Russians.
I've also painted the second battalion to the Prussian fusiliers, so here they are with their chums ready for an 'Old School' outing.
Which pose do you prefer??
I'm interested to know whether you prefer the advancing or march-attack pose