Friday, 6 July 2007

SYW Austrian Croat Template 3


And here is the last and simplest of the Croat template variants, worn by the Broder and Peterwardeiner Regiments.

4 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

*sigh* . . . I suppose that you now think that you're free to do Scots in skirts.

All of these Grenzers look good . . . but I am still hoping for my mounted Grenadier Guards before you tackle Highlanders.


-- Jeff

David said...

I'm not sure that's quite how I'd put it, having to draw those cursed Heelanders. ;-)

Interestingly the sources I have seem divided on the uniform of the Hanoverian Horse Grenadiers. The contemporary manuscript shows a much plainer uniform than most modern works of interpretation depict. I rather suspect most modern works are showing the uniform of the amalgamated Guards unit post-SYW. Anyway, which do you prefer? I suspect the contemporary manuscript is the way to go - and it's less work for me! Win, win... :-)

David.

Bluebear Jeff said...

Go for the simpler one . . . then you'll probably decide to do the other anyway . . . *grin* . . .

Seriously, I'm painting 25mm RSM figures (which are closer to 30mm anyway) . . . but I do not paint to exhaustive detail.

If it isn't visible from three feet, I don't bother painting it. While overly detailed figures may look good in close-up larger-than-life photos, they really only muddy the "clean look" of the Unit.

In other words, I paint fairly simply, so the simpler template will be closer to what I will see on the tabletop.


-- Jeff

David said...

Well, I might - you know how crazy I am about "variants"! :-) Actually, just adding the basic grenadier mitre cap from the Hanoverian infantry template to the dragoon with the simple lapels would be very close to the pre-1763 horse grenadier. The shabraque isn't quite right but editing out the heraldic device and adding a Saxe-Bearstein emblem would do the trick. But as I mentioned earlier, I've been trying out a detailed Hanoverian mitre cap and you might like to wait for that... When I started with the templates, I was happy to leave out such particular detail but I'm getting fussier about authenticity in my old age. ;-) So even if you prefer simpler wargames figures, you might end up with very complex templates.

David.