Thursday, June 12, 2014

1848 Hungarians

Hungarian Honved

Regular readers no doubt remember Carlo's Conversions from last November.  Carlo is a chap based in the UK who divides his time between playing wargames and coming up with some of the most imaginative conversions of 1/72 figures you could possibly think of. I traded some ACW plastics with him over the last few months and got these fine fellows in return. Aren't they fine? 

These are Hungarian Honved suitable for facing the Austrians and the Russians in 1848, converted from American Civil War figures. You can see them here, where their bases are getting a quick coat of the house brown, before a dash of Constables snow and static grass and then they will be off to fight the Germans. 


Romanian Legion 

These fellows are Romanian volunteers in Hungarian service, again converted from American Civil War figures. With this and some figures from Krisztian, the Hungarian forces are looking pretty healthy.  I'll have to invest in some cavalry and start hashing out some scenarios.  That and sort out some flags of course. 

I'm really very pleased with these and I think Carlo has done a cracking job. Don't they look well? 

16 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! They do look good. Sooner, or later, I'll need to scratch that mid-19th century itch of longstanding.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Scratch it Stokes - it's a good feeling.

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  2. Nice work on these. ACW infantry are a very versatile lot!

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    1. Very much so - have a look at the link to see all the extraordinary things Carlo has done with them.

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  3. Very nice looking figures. These are the sort of conversions that I did many, many years ago when the only figures available were Airfix. I would like to say that mine were as good ... but they weren't by a long chalk!

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob - I'm sure Carlo will appreciate your kind words.

      They may not have been as good, but did they get played with? Thats the thing.

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  4. Hi,

    You make very nice works on these figures!
    Good to see how your army is growing!

    I should note, that Hungarian-Romanian agrremant was realized too late, so the Romanian legion wasn't organized, there was only the plan of their uniforms. But of course on the table they could fight against the schwarz gelbs. :)

    Bye,
    TK

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    1. Damn! I suppose I shall have to repaint them now...

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    2. The Italian legio was 2 battalions (2000 men) in green jacket with grey trousers, you can make them:
      http://jysk.hu/tarolas/kosarak-stb/muanyag-tarolas/tarolo-doboz-tony-sz30xh40xma24cm-turkiz

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  5. Hi,

    You made very nice works on these figures. Good to see how your army grows.

    I should note that the Hungarian-Romanian agreemant was realized too late, the Romanian legion wasn't organized, there was ready only the plan of their uniforms. :(
    But of course, on the table they could fight against the schwarzgelbs. :)

    Bye,
    TK

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  6. Yup. I think I have enough infantry and artillery for a game. Next cavalry and then we can get started.

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  7. They look splendid to my eye, though what I know of the period could be written on the back of a tuppence postage stamp. Splendid colours.

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    1. I'm sure Carlo will be very happy to hear that. I think the 19th century can certainly give the 18th a run for its money in the peacock stakes.

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  9. Hi Conrad,

    maybe these figures here are useful for you too? :-)

    http://www.hagen-miniatures.de/index.php/produkte/category/view/244

    cheers
    uwe

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  10. Thanks Uwe - I'll have to get a little order together. I will need some Indian gunners too. Argh - too many projects!

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