Wednesday 6 October 2021

Austrian Grenz

 I finally got around to casting and painting up some Grenz - just a small 8 man unit for use using the 'A Gentleman's War' rules (which are highly recommended).

These are (currently?) the only two Grenz figures in the range, with no dedicated command. To complete the unit I also cast and painted up a Hungarian officer (with a Russian officer's musket) to act as their commander, size wise he fits in OK; however he looks a bit odd in an advancing pose when the rank and file are all stationary firing.

The original plan was to also have an advancing figure, so after mixing in a few of those the advancing officer would look fine. I will have another attempt to have some more Grenz figures made - if anyone else wants them then let me know, and it would help if you contact PA on their Facebook page to ask them to make some more Grenz poses.

Casting wise;  I struggled to get the fine detail, particularly on the face and shako fur, however they paint up fine.  I was using my 'scrap' metal which often struggles to produce fine detail, I had run out of Model Metal, but now have some, so will see if I can get better results next time I have a casting session.

I have also cast some light infantry and generals, which I hope to get painted in the next week or so.

As always your comments would be appreciated.


  1. I would have liked one firing one advancing poses buf I'm happy just to have them. Hoping to cast some up this weekend. It seems the grenz were more regular looking by 1793 but there were a number of friekorps dressed as the owner wanted so they'll work for me.

  2. I like them, the mismatch in poses fits with the whole Old School style of the project. I look fondly back at all my Airfix ACW units being led by an advancing officer whatever they were doing!

  3. Theese do indeed look quite lovely painted up. I'll definitely be adding them to my next order of moulds.

  4. A great job on a splendid uniform...

  5. Superb. I'm working on the same figures right now, some of the nicest figures I've ever worked on.
    Met you at hammerhead - thanks for the rifle and bugle stems :)