The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by barr7430 » Tue May 20, 2014 1:48 pm

Unfair guesswork Gunter...

Giving Dave a 128 gun salute... you KNEW he was 128 because you've met him! :P
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue May 20, 2014 2:08 pm

barr7430 wrote:Unfair guesswork Gunter...

Giving Dave a 128 gun salute... you KNEW he was 128 because you've met him! :P
The remaining 12(12pdr) are for You - One gun for any 10 Years of yours! :twisted:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:08 am

Dear Friends,

Yesterday I gave order to my painter to start painting the 284 Limber Horses as my 42 gun models which are currently in different states of finishing plus 28 allready finished need something to pull them!

If I include the 18 Caissons into the Batteries or keep them seperated as Ammo Park I dont know in the current state. If yes, I would need another 2 Boxes to carry them... :roll:

The complete Army needs so far 12 x 33litre Boxes!

Any comments are welcome!

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:42 pm

Gunter:

The numbers boggle the mind!!! When you are finished, I believe you
will have one of the largest figure collections on the continent. Congratulations.
Please keep us posted.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:58 am

Dear Friends,

The unlimbered Guns with Crews of the Saxon Artillery Regiment are done. Only 3 models missing which are still in production. After all it is now visible how large and massive this Regiment has been.

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Front Row the 4pdr Fast Firing Guns

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Second row the 12pdr Batteries

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The four Back rows are the 6pdr Batteries including the Horse Batteries

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Now I can start painting the Drivers of the Limbers...about 300 of them :shock:
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Post by Artimas » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:21 pm

Unbelievable!!!

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by PaulMc » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:58 pm

Outstanding collection! You have more driver figures in your army than most people field for a complete force. :shock:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by kiwipeterh » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:03 am

An impressive heavy metal collection! :D

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:39 am

kiwipeterh wrote:An impressive heavy metal collection! :D

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Thank You all for your kind comments!

Peter,

This Artillery Regiment will remain untouched in its size until it is dissolved in 1918 - 16 Batteries at all times! Its combined Firepower will have a devastating effect 1870 at St. Privat.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:29 pm

A days work at the Artillery Workshop:

30 Limbers glue'd painted and assambled to mount wheels and Ammo Boxes.

That is thirty out of seventy. Still 'some' work ahead :wink: My painter told me that the 280+ Trainhorses are finished and he has now to pick an easy way to deliver them to me as they are 9 kilo (lead) horse Flesh :!:

Also the last three 12pdr Canon's are almost finished only missing their wheels and a touch of gold for the gun barrels.

Picture of WIP:

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Still working on my painting technique for the Drivers... :roll:

Any comment is welcome.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:22 am

Last week I got a huge package from LITKO which contained lots of Adhesive Flexible Steel sheets. I started to place them on the bottoms of the Bases so to find out if I had a miscalculation in terms of space needed to carry my Army to Derby in October. So far 5 of 12 Boxes are filled with Cavalry, Light Infantry and half the Artillery. Two to three Boxes will follow this weekend with 26 Infantry Battalions. What remains to be seen is the huge amount of Artillery, Limbers and Train.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:02 am

Because of my current slow progress I finish the last 40 Artillery Bases this week while anxiously awaiting the delivery of 280+ Limber Horses. They are a little overdue... :( I will post pictures of the fineshed 8 Foot Batteries, five 6pdr and three 12pdr, and the 8 Half-Batteries of 4pdr Regimental Guns.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:20 am

The following update has been brought to me by my Sculptor:

The Heavy Cavalry Horses and the Cuirassiers are finished and will be moulded next week followed by sculpting of the Guard du Corps.

The decission was made that the Kettledrummers for those units will follow as Vignettes until the end of the Year.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:15 pm

Can't wait to see them. All your infantry and artillery won't do you any
good without the cavalry to follow up your victories.

Be sure to keep us up to date.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by raif » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:47 am

Günter, are you rich? :o
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