Sunday, 14 May 2017

The hills are alive…again

I am amazed to see that it is ten years since I painted my unit of Tyrolean Jagers (click here). They haven’t featured very heavily on the blog since and this is mainly due to them being an 18 figure strong individually based skirmish unit. As I’ve noted before we haven’t used the individual skirmishers in the large games played of late.

So in line with my new policy of making my 18 figure units up to 24 figures the Jagers are about to be expanded. The advancing figures are actually DK101 but they are a perfect fit with their Hinton Hunt brothers. The marching officer is a genuine vintage Hinton Hunt casting and a very nice one too.

There is a bit of a sense of urgency about this as I want to get the unit ready for a game to be hosted by the famous Goya. It will be another C&C game featuring Austrians against Tony’s French forces on an expanded board. Let’s hope my beginners luck with the dice holds out.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back in the saddle!

Conrad Kinch said...

Very nice - I have some of those split between brunswick avant garde and auatrian lights. Bulking them out with newline figures.

Rob said...

I accidentally made this comment against the older post.
I followed the link to the previously painted figures - they do look nice when painted. How are you going to base the 24-strong unit; equal numbers of 3, 2 and 1 figure bases?

Stryker said...

Anon - yes I'm back in the saddle almost!

Conrad - I agree they could easily stand in as avant guard although Hinton Hunt did also produce a specific Brunswick figure. I don't have any of those though.

Stryker said...

Rob - Yes you're right. That way I can still use them as skirmishers in groups of six (as per my rules) or put them all together as a formed unit.

Stuart C said...

Many years ago I visited the Kaiserjäger Museum at Innsbruck - nice little museum then, which I think they have expanded greatly. Given it was my honeymoon I think I did rather well to escape without injury ;-)

Anonymous said...

Look forward to seeing these added to the rest of the unit, always felt that Austrians were underrepresented in war games collections.

Paul

Wellington Man said...

Excellent! I've always admired your Jaegers, Ian, and agree that they haven't featured on your blog nearly as much as they deserve.

I hope you can still figure out which colours you were using back then. I have difficulty remembering by the time I get to the second half of my battalions!

WM

Stryker said...

Matt - fortunately I have kept a notebook with all the colours used since the start of the project, without this I would be in a bit of a pickle!

'Lee. said...

Is it really 10 years! Been a joy watching this collection grow.

lewisgunner said...

Oh Ian that's so you....a notebook with the colours used!

Stryker said...

Roy - surely everybody does that?

lewisgunner said...

No we don't, we paint them a slightly different colour and then say that obviously a fresh delivery of clothing has arrived looking a bit different from the original. Never met a wargamer who did not have a degree in postrationalisation.

Stryker said...

Hmm.. I think I'll stick to my notebook!

I hope you're managing to get in the odd 20mm M&M game there in sunny Gloucestershire?

lewisgunner said...

Got one going on today as it happens!
A trial of Peninsular War.

Stryker said...

Roy - send me some photos!