provide some quality reinforcements in a timely fashion without punishing the wallet too much!
Followers of my blog will know that I am very impressed with Fons' outfits' service, suffice it to repeat that Fons is an adherent of the 'under promise, over deliver' school of customer service! In short, highly recommended!
Since I like my Kaiser-Konigliche Line Regiments to be 48 figures strong, I ordered 2 x 24-man units from Fons' new on-line ordering system, and explained that these were for one Regiment, so I only needed one Colour Bearer.
The regiment I ordered was IR No. 23. In common with most Austro-Hungarian Regiments, it changed names several times during the Napoleonic Wars, but for most of the period was entitled 'Kurfurst', or 'Grosserzerhog'; 'von Wurzburg'. The Regiment was recruited from Western Galicia, and served with distinction in the major battles of the period, including Marengo, Austerlitz and Wagram. It was disbanded after the 1809 campaign, and embodied again in 1814.
Its facing colour was Ponceaurot or Rouge clair, which it shared with IR's 8,37 & 39.
Needless to say I was very impressed with the painting of these, and my photography fails to do justice to the painter's skill with these fine new additions to my Kaiserlichs!
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