From Curt:Ahh, I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone went thermonuclear with the 'Points Bomb'. An amazing entry Mark, these regiments look fantastic. Though the sight of a shako usually quickens my pulse I have to stay that I've always been a bit partial to the crested helmet as they were so wonderfully rococo in their design - truly form before function. Nonetheless, aren't you a flag short on your battalions? I may be wrong but the Napoloeonic dork in me believes the Austrian infantry carried two per battalion. No matter, I'm going to give you a point each for these four to bring your total up to 604. This astonishing points haul vaults you into 3rd place AND allows you to seize 'The Downunder Summertime Side Challenge Race'. Congratulations!!
Thursday, 1 January 2015
From MarkO - 28mm Napoleonic Austrian Line Infantry (604 Points)
Happy new year all! I've been slowly working away on these Austrians since the start of the Challenge, and finally have them finished - hurrah! These are from Perry Miniatures, and they finish off a large chunk of "German" Austrian infantry regiments that I've been working on.
Second two regiments in the classic Austrian helmet. Around 1809 was a transition time with regiments gradually swapping from the crested helmet to the shako.
Four regiments of 36 figures = 144 figures, though I had six command figures in each regiment started before the challenge so they can't count. That still leaves 120 troopers to score though = 600 points I believe. Together with my last bonus round entry that means I've now hit my stated target... (and possibly won the Down Under Challenge vs Brendon and Alan?) though it seems a shame to stop here - so onwards! New target 2500 points...