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von Winterfeldt18 Apr 2021 4:22 a.m. PST

Sculpted by Sho Boki 18 mm

I sponsered this set and by the kindness of his heart Sho did those in Kasket and hat, so I could create two different units.

The Tiroler Scharschützen Corps, in Kasket, Sho did lovely variations, the Kasket worn back to front, the visor lowered.

After a lot of deliberation, checking contemporary prints and other secondary sorces (Ottenfeld und Teuber) I chose white equipment belts.



The other Jäger are those of Mahony Jäger Corps, formed in 1788 by Dandini, commanded from 1792 – 1797 by Mahony, then Plan, til 1799 then d'Aspre till 1801 and shortlby by Traubenstern before it was united with the Tioler Scharfschützen Corps to from the Tiroler Jäger Regiment.

There contemporary pictures show them with the hat, those sculpts fit nicely



I did a bit experimentation, like the Hechtgrau and had to re paint the Tiroler Jäger because it looked too violet.

shadoe0118 Apr 2021 5:25 a.m. PST

Those are great. Thanks for sponsoring the sets and to Sho sculpting. I have the kasket set – waiting to be painted once I've finished with my current Leipzig project.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2021 5:54 a.m. PST

Nice figures, painting and basing.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2021 6:58 a.m. PST

And with the Giardoni air rifle?

jabbadabbadan Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2021 7:14 a.m. PST

Simply wonderful.

von Winterfeldt18 Apr 2021 8:03 a.m. PST

no Girandoni air rifle I am afraid – we opted for the more conventional Jäger rifel, but that doesn't prevent anybody to sponsor Jäger with Giradoni air rifles, I have quite good sources on them – and I guess Sho would be more happy to sculpt them.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2021 10:37 a.m. PST

Beautiful – really highlights the incredible characterization that Sho achieves with these sculpts


BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2021 11:37 a.m. PST

Thanks for the post. These are on my list, but I need to do more research. von Winterfeldt, any chance you could share more information on the early Jager or provide some direction/links to the best sources?

von Winterfeldt18 Apr 2021 12:10 p.m. PST

what information do you need?

Good start is

there we had a good discussion about some specific points of the Jäger, also look at the

Uniformenportal to see some contemporary prints of the Austrian Army versus the Jäger, otherwise Jäger are quite simple – Hechtgrau and green facings.



Stoppage Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2021 2:55 a.m. PST

Reversed Kaskett – the enemy can no longer see the badge-plate, but the controlling officers can! – genius!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

Very nice!
I used these photos in my homepage.
Clever skirmish bases, troops watching on opposite directions, covering each other.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2021 9:56 a.m. PST

von Winderfeldt: Thanks for the links. I have struggled finding a lot of information on the various early Jager units, so I will see if you list something I missed. I guess one of the bigger challenges is finding them in OOBs etc. for the period.

von Winterfeldt19 Apr 2021 10:32 a.m. PST

It is of course Plank and not Plan, one could also look at the volumes of Wrede to find out where they fought.

I have to do quite a lot more of the numerous Austrian light infantry, like the Serezaner and the Grenzscharfschützen – and quite a few more – I have to see what could be paint converted best – if at all.

About back to front wear, the Saxon Leibgrenadier Garde did this as well when they realized in a skirmish that they were picked up by their gleaming front plates of the grenadier caps, and in case my memory serves me rightly is that Russian grenadiers in Mitre caps, did wear them back to front as well when on out post duty.

ferg98119 Apr 2021 1:16 p.m. PST

Exemplary work again Von W. Great figures.



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2021 4:30 p.m. PST


Erzherzog Johann19 Apr 2021 11:54 p.m. PST

Beautiful :<)


VonBlucher25 Apr 2021 10:47 a.m. PST

Agree beautifully done, Von W

archiduque30 Apr 2021 8:57 a.m. PST

Excellent work!!!

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