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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Post by Anonymous » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi,

just an update:

The Productionmould making starts in the next weeks, while the last figures, the standardbearer and the Mounted Officier, will be sculpted.

More news as they are available.

Comparing picture with my Saxons, Perry and FrontRank will follow soon.

Cheers

Günter
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Post by kiwipeterh » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:44 pm

MarechalNey wrote: Comparing picture with my Saxons, Perry and FrontRank will follow soon.
And Calpe Miniatures?

Salute
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Post by Anonymous » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:36 pm

kiwipeterh wrote:
MarechalNey wrote: Comparing picture with my Saxons, Perry and FrontRank will follow soon.
And Calpe Miniatures?

Salute
von Peter himself
Probably too, will order a few samples. Best would be some of Calpe Saxons.
Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 am

Dear Friends,

here a last update with the agreed step by step for the next Saxons to be developed and sculpted:

Step 1 = Line Infantry - Done (400 allready ordered)
Step 2 = Artillerymen, Foot and Horse, Mounted Officiers
Step 3 = Heavy Cavalry: Garde du Corps, Zastrow/Leib-Kürassier Garde
Step 4 = Light Infantry and eventually Grenadier Garde
Step 5 = Light Horse and Hussars
Step 6 = Generals, Limbers, Horseteams maybe guns too

Estimated timeframe until 2012, quite right for all the Borodino lovers out there.

Any further development will be posted as soon as available.

All comments are welcome as usual

Cheers

Günter
Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:29 pm

Dear Friends,


To have a first taste how the Saxon-boys may look like in the near future I add a few pictures of a "Big Batallion". The figures shown have been painted by Neil Wilson (Wilson-miniatures) and are the old stuff that inspired me to get my very own Saxon figures.

Enjoy the ride:
Present, Arms! 1st Batallion/Regiment Koenig*, Kingdom of Saxony 1810
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His Majesty, the King of Saxony, Frederick August II, and his Chief of the Generalstaff, Generalmajor v. Gersdorff are taking of the parade :D

All comments are welcome

Cheers

Günter
*=If someone tries to count them a little help its roughly 700 men 1:5 = 140 Figures
Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:50 am

Dear Friends,

finally the first 200 figures are to be dispatched to me this week with 200 following at the midst of February. As soon as they arrive I will post a picture for comparing my Saxons with Perry, Front Rank and Calpe too. Victrix didnt show up so far.

Work on the Foot Artillerymen has allready started followed by those of the Horse Artillery. Mounted officiers and drivers are also planned.

I keep you updated

Cheers

Günter
Chief of Saxon General Staff :wink:
Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:34 pm

Gentlemen,

After some month of waiting I can give you a picture comparing different manufacturers with my new Saxons.

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Starting from the left:

Grandpa Connoisseur, Bicorne, Elite, Front Rank, Perry, Saxons

Peter F. confirmed today the dispatch of the CALPE Saxons so soon there will be one more shot for you.

As usual any comments welcome

Cheers

Günter
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Post by CoffinDodger » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:47 am

Günter,

Very nice. I like figures with a bit of heft.

Jim
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Post by dashing blade » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:50 am

Its always impressive to see so many figures in huge battalion! :D
Your work and research into the Saxon army has to be applaude 8)
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Post by Anonymous » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:55 pm

Dear Friends,

after a short time now Peter F's. CALPE have arrived so I can give you the final shots to compare the more advanced sculptered figures (excluding FrontRank) with each other

Starting from the left Perry, my Saxons, Calpe(Saxon)

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Sideview

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I have started with painting the first 36 figures.
Thanks for all comments so far, they all helped one way or the other.

Best Wishes,

Günter
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Post by Adam Hayes » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:10 pm

Wow those Calpe figures look just amazingly well sculpted. HUGE but unparalleled for detail and animation.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri May 27, 2011 5:36 am

Gentlemen,

To keep this up to date I give you the latest news:

Currently the Foot and Horse Artillery men are being in sculpting process.
They will be supported by a Figure that suits almost any Driver for the Train, the Limber Horses of the Foot and the Horse Artillery. Also 2 mounted Officers are almost ready.
Out of pratical reasons and because they are looking almost similar to the Horse Artillery 5 Figures of the Chevauxlegers are to be sculpted too. The Troopers will have seperate arms to carry a lance or a sabre. Sculpting maybe finished until end of June.
For those who are waiting for the Heavy Cavalry I have the following informations:
We currently study all resources we have to sculpt them eventually in August or Septembre this Year.

An Official Release of the Saxons is possible after doing the Chevauxlegers. But that decission is for my sculptor and for him alone.

Further updates to follow.

Cheers

For the Royal Saxon Court
Gersdorff
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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by obriendavid » Fri May 27, 2011 10:08 am

I look forward to seeing these figures getting into production, how can us gamers in the UK get our grubby paws on them?
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri May 27, 2011 3:22 pm

Hi Dave,

Dont worry, my Old Warhorse!
I dont reveal a secret if I tell you that my sculptor resides in England :wink:

Cheers

Günter
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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:51 am

Gentlemen,

as pointed out by a certain Individual :wink: I herewith give you the latest update about what's going on.
Currently 3 of 5 Footartillery men and 2 mounted Officers have been sculpted. The scheduled time frame has been lenghtend a bit because of the human nature of the sculptor :) .
Mouldmaking process starts early in July.
While writing this lines the first 72 Saxon Line Infantry are to arrive from my painter.
As soon as they are in visual range of my camera I will present them to you :mrgreen:

More News as they arrive.

Best Wishes

Günter
„Macht Euch Euren Dregg alleene“

"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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