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Prince Rupert of the Rhine20 Feb 2023 11:39 p.m. PST

Some of the details are probably not right (for example Corsehut instead of a round hat) but I think they will work.

more on my blog here for those interested


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2023 5:57 a.m. PST

Who makes the figures?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine21 Feb 2023 6:04 a.m. PST

79thPA@ Victrix plastics though the officer in the grey coat is a Perry plastic.

cavcrazy21 Feb 2023 8:06 a.m. PST

Very nicely done.

1809andallthat21 Feb 2023 9:37 a.m. PST

These look great. As you say in the blog trying to find details for Landwehr is tricky. I would say your fellows probably more resemble Moravian Freikorps but they can certainly pass for Bohemian Landwehr.

I don't know if you plan on painting any more Bohemian Landwehr but Rawkins has this on possible facing colours:

"the Budweiser-Bataillonen had facings of ‘Apfelgrün'; the Saazer- Bataillons wore ‘Orange' facings; the Klattauer-Bataillonen wore ‘Meeres Grün' facings on the collar only, the cuffs were of the coat colour; the Königgräz-Bataillonen had ‘Gras-Grün' facings, and the Kaurzimer-Bataillonen may have worn facings of either dark blue or black. A least one unknown battalion had facings of yellow and another sky-blue. Some of the later raised battalions may have had their Überrock manufactured from ‘Hecht-Grau' cloth instead of the brown. Breeches were generally white or grey and worn with black calf length gaiters with cloth covered buttons.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine21 Feb 2023 11:03 a.m. PST

1809@ thanks that is helpful. Yes I plan to paint more as the Landwehr made up the majority of the Austrian forces in Bohemia.

I had brought Enrico Acerbi's book on Austrian Landwehr and Grenz very useful if a little hard to read in parts (I think becuase it's translated) but although it mentioned facing colours might be different from the standard red in Bohemia it didn't tell me which units those were. It also mentioned a possible new uniform in grey which would match the later raised battalions in your description.

Desert Fox21 Feb 2023 5:55 p.m. PST

Nice job – love the colors! Tell us more how you painted them.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2023 7:17 p.m. PST

I have thought about gaming some 1809 using the lesser troop types.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine21 Feb 2023 11:33 p.m. PST

Thanks guys.

Desert fox@ There is a question I never give my painting much thought. I was taught to paint by Games Workshop in the 80s and 90s so my traditional technique is very much of the that era. A base coat, an ink wash and a highlight (some times two highlights if I'm feeling it needs it).

These days I prime in Vallejo grey primer with an airbrush and then I usually apply the main base coat (in this case a brown) with an airbrush to speed things up.

I can't tell you the colours I used off the top of my head I have a vast paint collection from several different manufacturers and they aren't in front of me right now.

Basing is PVA glue and sand painted with Revell Aquacolor flat earth. Then ink washed with Vallejo burnt umber wash. then flocked with green fine turf and then random different size and colour self adhesive grass tufts sourced from eBay.

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