2019's Iron ESR Arm...

2019's Iron ESR Army is... Austria  


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12/03/2019 11:48 am  

I figured I would take David's new forum out for a spin and document progress building my Austrian Army.


My Austrians are probably the oldest figures I own.  Some going back to the early 1980's.  They are based 1/60 scale for 'From Valmy to Waterloo'.  Probably the most detailed set ever created.  A nice set long out of print that you need to live so you can remember all the rules.  Since I've finished my Prussian, Saxon, Bavarian and a large part of my French army, it's now time to start my Austrians.


I use Heroics & ROS (H&R) 6mm figures for my Napoleonics.  Now, if I was starting today I would be all over the ESR boxed sets.  I've seen and gamed with them at Fall In 2018.  My newer armies for other periods are mainly 10's but I just don't feel like getting rid of thousands of painted figures.  I know that's not very wargamer like of me but so be it! 😀  

My bases are pretty much standard ESR.  30mm x 20mm. 

  • Infantry are mainly 3 ranks of infantry figures at 24 figures per base/battalion.
  • Cavalry are 5 figures per base. I usually build the required number of squadrons.
  • Artillery are one cannon and 3 figures=3pdr (light) battery, 4 figures=6pdr (medium) battery, 4 figures & mounted officer=horse or fast foot battery & 5 figures=12pdr(heavy) battery.

Even though I'm starting with some already painted figures, the amount is really very small so most everything will be a new build.

Next, I'll post about how I go about deciding what & how much to build along with the current status of painting.  Not sure if I'll post again until after Cold Wars so everyone have a safe trip to Lancaster and I'll be the one wearing the old California Golden Seals jersey on Friday.


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07/04/2019 8:50 pm  

How is this project going for you?

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20/04/2019 7:39 pm  

I'll have an update in the next day or two.


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22/04/2019 7:44 pm  

The Army

Here's the layout for my Austrian Army.  This will allow me to build at least 2+ Corps & 1 Reserve Division.  I should be able to field a good size army for any 1809+ campaign.

I just finished a Curassier regiment and 13 reformation area last weekend.  In the next day or two I'll post some pictures.  I have the complete III Corps from early 1809 complete except for 6 hussar stands.  (Patiently waiting for re-enforcements to arrive via USPS)

One last item, most of my German Line Infantry will be in shakos with only a few in helmets.  I read someplace in the last 6 months that some recent research showed that more german infantry units wore shakos then is commonly thought of.  Unfortunately I can't find that information anymore and don't remember the web site.  Also, I play mainly 1812+ so that works for me.

If you have any questions, feel free to reply.

Total units by type 1809 1813 1812 Total to Complete Done
Army Command 1 1   1 1
Corps Command 3 3 1 3 3
Division Command 12 12 4 12 12
Brigade Command       20  
Reformation Areas       13 13
Sappers (Half Stands)       6  
Infantry, German Line 45 48 2 60 24
Infantry, Hungarian Line     10 12  
Infantry, Jagers 4 5 1 6 6
Infantry, Grenz 2 7 2 8 8
Infantry, Landwher       ??  
Infantry, Erzherzog Karl Legion 4     4 4
Infantry, Moravian Freiwilliger 2     2  
Infantry, Grenadiers 12 8 2 12 or 16  
Cavalry, Hussar 24 30   32 10
Cavalry, Lancers 8 0   8  
Cavalry, Dragoon 12 12   12  
Cavalry, Kurassier 24 36   36 6
Cavlary, Chevauleger   30 10 30  
Artillery, 3pdr foot 3 2   4 4
Artillery, 6pdr foot 20 13 3 27 27
Artillery, 6pdr Horse 6 6   10 10
Artillery, 12pdr Foot 5 6   10 10
Artillery, Limbers 34 27 3 51 24
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