Well, my old basing style for my Maximilian collection died as the old bases were unique (very thick) and I ran out of them. My new units were being put on Litko bases, so I decided to rebase the entire collection to be more uniformed. (CRAZY!!!)
Anyway, here is my current Imperial Mexican army that fought against the Republicans. A true multi-national conglomeration of nations! We have Austrians, Belgians, and Mexicans. This makes for a truly colorful army and I love to have them on the field!
So far I have 20 Infantry Regiments, 8 Cavalry regiments, 2.5 batteries, plus command.
I do have a couple more units to paint at some point, but wanted to show what I have so far as it is more than enough. Click on photos for larger images. The biggest image can be found by right clicking on the picture and open in a new tab.
Entire ArmySeveral shots and angles of the entire army.
All the Infantry
Foreign InfantryAustrian Legion
Three regiments that fought in the theatre.
The King's and Empress's Battalions
On the march
This uniform is just so cool. I have the 1st regiment still being painted in the same color scheme. This will be the last infantry unit for this army.
8 Line Regiments
The 1st Regiment is AWOL on the painting table, but should be finished in the near future. The uniforms were all over the place with the Imperial Mexicans.
Regiments 2 - 4
Regiments 5 - 8
Imperial Mexican Light Infantry
These are Bersaglieri Freikorp figures from their Italian Unification range. They are perfect for the late war light infantry uniform. I love how they turned out. Cazadores!!!
A unique unit in the war. Gaudy blue uniforms.
I have three regiments of Municipal Guards. These are little better than local militia.
The CavalryMost of the cavalry is three stands (and two stands) strong rather than the normal Piquet four stands. I wanted them to be fragile in this period. I have six regiments of regulars, one Empress Lancers, and the four stand Exploradores (Scouts).
Wish I had taken better photos of the cavalry.
The ArtilleryThe Imperial Mexican army didn't have a lot of mobile artillery so I only have 2 batteries and 1 Austrian Mountain Gun section
CommandHere you can see Maximilian in the center, with two army\wing commanders flanking him, with 6 brigadier generals on round bases.
Closer look at the major commanders
Some extra eye candy
What is Left to DoImperial Mexican Band (Essex ACW Union band figures)
Austrian Legion cavalry (Hussars and Uhlans)
Belgian Mounted Infantry
More Imperial Cavalry to flesh out some units.