The Austrian Generalmajor Raigencourt commands the only brigade in the 1st Division of the Austrian 1st Corps in 1813. A few years earlier this brigade would have been entitled as an Advanced Guard consisting as it did of a mix of cavalry, Grenzer infantry and a cavalry battery but such old fashioned terms were apparently now out of date in the modernised Austrian Army.
When organising the Austrian army for presentation in the Army Inspections portion of the vonpeterhimself.com website it quickly became apparent that a command stand was “missing”! Absolutely outrageous!! Figures were ordered and eventually forwarded to Nigel Fun-nell – painter of figures Napoleonic Austrian to von Peter himself – for pigmentation. The pigmented figures were married to horseflesh from the paint brush of von Peter himself. The Deutsch-Banat Grenzer infantryman on the base was painted literally decades ago by the same Nigel but was not required for his battalion. He has waited a l-o-n-g t-i-m-e for his place in the army.
Whilst painting the good majorgeneral two figures destined to be based singly as ADC types were also painted. One in the uniform of the Stabs-Dragoner regiment …
The second ADC isn’t quite ready for a public unveiling on account of his horse not yet being fully pigmented by the ever idle von Peter himself! His time will come.
All figures from Front Rank Figurines and all pictures clickable for larger clearer images.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself