The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:12 am

Dear Friends,

Finaly I got the last of my Line Infantry Brigades ready, the so-called Yellow Brigade consisting of the Regiment Prinz Maximillian and Regiment von Rechten together with the Grenadier Battalion von Spiegel.

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This concludes my Saxon Line Infantry which is now at a Figure strength of 720 Figures. Current sculpting process goes for the Light Infantry in 10-15 different poses of whichh all but 2 are ready for moulding.

The next basing work will go for 3 Light Cavalry Regiment including the super large Hussar Regiment.

Thanks for following.
Cheers,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:27 am

Dear Friends,

here are some news from the sculpting front:
First of all the Artillery train has been launched and is ready to be ordered. It consists of Horse teams, Drivers, a mounted Officer and a mounted trumpeter. A bunch of those are already with me to go into action with the Caissons and 2 Batteries. Some pictures will follow as soon as the teams are assambled.
On the Light Infantry front it can be said that all miniatures are gone for making the production moulds including the pile of backpacks which Steve sculpted.

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There will be also a special type of Chevaux de Frise in the next release as I wanted to have one with Boar Spears instead of wooden stakes. Steve sculpted wooden stakes too as those are useable for his ACW Range.

More info as soon as they arrive.

Cheers,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:21 am

Dear Friends,

The last steps have been taken for the production of the Light Infantry.
There will be quite a lot of different types of them. They will be ready for production until the end of the month.
The Gunners for the Horse Artillery are almost ready, just one of the loading crew is currently in the process of sculpting.
After finishing the above we now come to the Heroes of the Saxon Army:

The Garde du Corps, the Leib Kürassier Garde and the Zastrow Kürassiere!

The figure style will be charging. Their mounts will be a bit larger than their counterparts of the Light Cavalry. These 3 Regiments will close the circle of the Saxon Army 1810-1813.
What remains will be Staff Officers, Casualty Figures and some other stuff.

Cheers,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:57 am

Dear Friends,

To show the extend of different Types of Figures for the Saxon Light Infantry I list here the available models(codes may change again):

NS11 marching musket at trail
NS12 marching slung musket
NS13 marching officer
NS14 marching cornet
NS15 marching drummer
NS16 standing firing
NS17 kneeling reaching for cartridge
NS18 laying firing
NS19 kneeling cornet
NS20 skirmishing at trail
NS21 determined advance
NS22 casualty
NS23 Jager standing loading
NS24 Jager kneeling horn player
NS25 mounted officer
NS26 Heap of backpacks
NS27 Skirmishing Officer

Thank You for your interest
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Greystreak » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:32 pm

An astonishing variety of figures, Günter! :shock:

You've clearly left no stone unturned! :lol:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Greystreak wrote:An astonishing variety of figures, Günter! :shock:

You've clearly left no stone unturned! :lol:
:lol:

Thanks Bryce!

Let me put it that way:
The variety of figures is because I intend to do 4 Battalions TWICE!
4 Battalions marching AND 4 Battalions skirmishing.

Cheers,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by yar68 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:31 pm

Fantastic looking troops!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:35 pm

yar68 wrote:Fantastic looking troops!
Thank You Ray for your kind comment!
I will pass that through to my painter :D
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:41 am

Dear Friends,
Here is a picture of the Caisson of the Saxons built by Steve Barber and Bill Herbert as placed on his website:

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Enjoy,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:46 pm

Dear Friends,

besides of the almost finished Horse Artillery Crew I have put together my order for the Light Infantry which will run up to 280 Figures :D .
We started to discuss the future Saxon Heavy Cavalry. My support have been loads of pictures and informations which I collected over the last Years.
Some of the ideas for the sculpts are going for doing 4 Figures each for Guarde du Corps and Cuirassiers; galloping horses and full parade dress style as the remaining Army already has :wink: .

More details later as they are coming up.

Cheers,
Günter
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:10 pm

Dear Friends,

here are a few shots of the 4 "Marching" Battalions of the Saxon Light Infantry
WIP:

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Still waiting for the arrivel of 70 skirmisher Figures and the mounted Officers to finish the marching Battalions.

Cheers,
Günter
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Post by Greystreak » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Looking good, Günter! :D :mrgreen:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:12 pm

Dear Friends,

As the Year 2013 is nearly at its end I like to share the following pictures with you. They show what I have so far done on behalf of the Saxon Army, what units are ready and what units are in different stages of basing. The later part includes 3 Light Cavalry Regiments still not done, 6 Foot Batteries in different stages and the Light Infantry with some tries to base them as skirmishers.

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These are 22 Battalions

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5 Light Horse Regiments, Hussars in the Center

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The unfinished Units mentioned above

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As You can see there is still a lot of work ahead of me. If you ask yourself why I show unfinished units the answer is: It is a psychological war against the lazy part of me to push myself to finish those Saxons :wink: :D

With this pictures I wish All of You a Happy New Year!

Best Wishes,

Günter.
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Post by EvilGinger » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:38 pm

Have a great new year old chap then pull yourself together and get the job finished.

:evil: Ginger
not criticising just giving moral support honest 8)
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:47 am

Dear Friends,

Some news from the Sculpting side:
The good news are that the Regimental gun, the 4pdr Schnellfeuer-Geschuetz is in its finals as it is the 12pdr gun. They will be very fine detailed models! Going to production mould making this Friday.
Also there are coming two more Foot Artillery men sculpts also to be finished this week.

The Heavy Cavalry has a bit of a delay as the heavy, larger horses are a more complicated than my Sculptor thought. As long as the size of those horses are not ready the Riders cant be sculpted to be in scale to them.
This is also a main problem with most of the Heavy Cavalry on the market out there allready existing. The only company I know off and where my idea for those larger horses is taken from is/was Connisseur!

Neither FR nor the fabled Calpe seems to remember the fact that Cuirassiers were sitting on LARGER horses then those the Light Cavalry had under their Arses! But may be they think only about doing 1813-15 so they are right with those 'second hand' horse breeds!

Thats all for now with all my rumbling :D

Cheers,
Günter
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