Sunday, 2 November 2014

Napoleonic command bases (5) - Austrians

The Austrian command stands.

I have been working on my Austrians the longest and some are the very first Adler figures. I will be doing a post in the next few weeks when I have touched up some guys I got on ebay (they need a wash and some of the detail painted in and the white highlighted). What I have been short on though are commanders. I had a few done but with the recent expansion to the army and a new rules set that emphasizes command I need a lot more. I had the Austrian command pack and I generally like painting commanders (I recently did a lot of the Prussian command pack) but with a lot of other stuff on the go I ended up getting Richard over at Perfect Six to do them for me.

So, one battalion outside the Granary at Essling with the massed command of the Austrian army (probably ineffectively directing them!). (NB Granary is a J&R miniatures building)

My original command stands, which include Schwarzenberg for the 1813 campaign and hence with a Prussian and Russian on the base to signify his overall command. These were commanders for the original range before the command packs came out. Last one is a first go at some guys from the command pack.

Next Charles from the command pack ready to grab the flag and lead the troops at Aspern-Essling. I replaced the flag pole on the figure with a pin and the flag is a 15mm Revo flag (I like big flags and the 6mm ones you can buy look too small - although I now mostly print off flags and scale them to my liking).

Now some photos of the rest of the command stand which should give you a good idea of the range of poses available in the Adler Austrian command pack. To note, unlike other nation's command packs they are all just nameless generals, except for Charles, so can be used for whoever you want to portray.

[other than Charles probably my favorite stand]


  1. These are great, got to love well painted and based command stands


  2. That's a great collection of commanders. The granary looks just the job too.