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Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

Hello, all,

I just posted a study of some Battle Honors 25mm Austrian Uhlans:


More information and pix are available on my blog:

Ed M

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

Beautiful work there sir!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 4:12 a.m. PST

Nice job . I love BattleHonours,mix well with my Eureka Austrians and Mirliton Austrians.Nice sculpts ,easy to paint.

Ramming09 Nov 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

Nice … but I don't think they had a pennant in 1866.

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 6:13 a.m. PST


Images I've seen (such as the below) indicate the pennant (I haven't run across a reference that says otherwise).


"Uhlane, 1866"

found at:link

Anyway, my Austrians are representative of a wider timespread, so a bit anachronistic in that regard (guilty as charged!). I trend towards the white-coated (vs overcoated) infantry, the grenadiers still in bearskins, and cuirassiers who still have the cuirass. The lance pennants fit in with that look.

Ed M

Ramming19 Nov 2018 2:39 a.m. PST


Hope the link works. I tend to do as you, my 1870 French Grenadiers have the bearskin, my Saxons double as Bavarians :-)

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Thanks, Ramming, for the link. Yes, it worked: thanks for pointing that out. I should qualify my earlier statement. I have seen this depiction of the Aust uhlans with naked lance: and others which seem to be based on this source print. It shows the Aust uhlans in Italy, along with other uniform variations found there. I've also seen the freikorps uhlans depicted sans pennant.

I decided on the pennant as more standard for the period covered and since I'm more centered on the continental look (from Hungarian Revolt through 1866)--and for cosmetic reasons. Okay, let's be honest. I went with the cosmetic reasons. There, I've said it! I like the way they look :)

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