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by Friedrich August I.
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 15mm Spanish Brigade
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: 15mm Spanish Brigade

Nice little buggers Ray:-) And very colorful too! :D

Personally I find it always a bit weird if one paints smaller Miniatures but keeps the Ration small also. No offense intended. :wink:
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army

How to Begin... Once upon a time...Nope...bad start.. All Europeans are aware what the Thirty Years War brought to Europe, his People, his Countries and his Economy. War, destruction, ravaging Armies living from the Land, plundering, burning, raping and murdering and so on. It is a quite long list o...
by Friedrich August I.
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Is there any real evidence of generals wearing uniforms in the late 17th century, and the War of the Grand Alliance in particular? I know there are a lot of portraits of generals wearing armour typical of early to mid century cuirassiers. But I'm wondering was this how they dressed on the battlefie...
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2970

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Is there any evidence for drummers and officers uniforms? I know there's an artillery officer earlier in the thread but I mean other than that? Thanks in advance. It was common in the Saxon Army that Officers and Drummer wore the same Uniform as the common Soldier. Only that Officers wore a Sash ar...
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In response to the recent LOA Blog entry
Replies: 2
Views: 589

In response to the recent LOA Blog entry

Hey Chaps,

As I can't place a picture into a comment on the Blog I take the opportunity to do it here :D - THAT is how the "World" thinks about us
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

Splendid looking "Yellow's"!
Nothing else to expect from out gifted Chema :D
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

That is not entirely true. There have been "rifled" Firearms far earlier than the System Minie describes.
Minie presented his patent 1849 while the question about the Saxons carrying a rifled Musket refers to Minden 1759, so 90 Years before that.
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Russian uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Russian uniform

If there is a jungle within Russian Uniforms for the 7YW Period... You might also try to find a solution from a third source https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-vinkhuijzen-collection-of-military-uniforms#/?tab=navigation&roots=24:c67e81c0-c556-012f-b223-58d385a7bc34 Its a GENERAL li...
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Early HYW.
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Early HYW.

Lovely Stuff! The poor fellows will catch frost bites... :wink: :D
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

I believe that this might be difficult. Even as Saxony boast one of the most complete Military Archive in Germany, dating back to the end of the TYW, Saxony was twice occupied by Prussia, stripped of all Battle Honors by Frederick, and ravaged several times by Wars, i.e., TYW, GNW, 7YW, NAPWA. Each ...
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

The Time of the 7YW saw Saxon Troops split up into to different Groups, payed and Equipped by their "Hosts". One Part served in the Army of Austria while the other Part was with the French. This said, the Saxons have been equipped in France so the "Rifled Muskets" may have been of French Origin. It ...
by Friedrich August I.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Senatus Populus Que Romanus
Replies: 21
Views: 9270

Re: Senatus Populus Que Romanus

Your Miniatures look very good!
Well done. :)
by Friedrich August I.
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Napoleonic Russian (1812) - 13th Light Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Napoleonic Russian (1812) - 13th Light Battery

BRYCE!!!

Welcome back my Friend!
What a lovely Battery! And perfectly painted too!
Even without any explanation the pictures of Russian Troops, showing off on a certain Box make's it clear. IT MUST BE YOU! :D
by Friedrich August I.
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 2970

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Small addition to Dan's information's - The Boarspear was not only used by the Saxons but also by the Electorate of Brandenburg (Prussia) for the same reasons - give the Foot Soldiers some protection against Cavalry by building Chevaux de Fris after removing the Pikes.
by Friedrich August I.
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Garde du Corps bandoleers
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: French Garde du Corps bandoleers

I believe that this might answer your Question about the Bandolier and its use https://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=1235588&t=w And here is a link to the Collection if you want to look for yourself https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-vinkhuijzen-collection-of-military-uniforms#/?root...