turrabear wrote:..must admit taht there naopoeonic saxons look very nice . also like the caple minitures range but to much gap's in the range and they never seem to add new figures .
That is the reason why we, Steve Barber and me, are not to leave any so-called 'gaps' with our range of 28mm Saxons open and are intending to do all branches of the Saxon Army 1810-13.
At the current state we have the Line Infantry completed, the Leib Grenadier Garde, the Foot Artillery - Crew men, 6 pdrs cannons and 8pdr Howitzers, the Limbers and Caissons, the complete Light Cavalry of Chevauxlegers and Ulans, as well as the Hussars.
Branches still in the process of sculpting are the Train Horses with their Riders, the Horse Artillery with mounted Crew, the 4 pdr Regimental Cannon, the 12 pdr Cannon, the Light Infantry and the Heavy Cavalry.
From a historical view the Saxon Army was allways formed of the same units and the Saxon King did not follow the temptation of so many other states to form new types of troops. Only one time the King followed the recommendations of his Officers and ordered the formation of the Light Infantry and a Train Battalion 1810.
The Light Infantry was formed out of the Regiments-Schuetzen, trained men in doing skirmish combat and their ranks were bolstered by soldiers of the dissolved Line Regiments.
The Train Battalion was the better solution to have a standing unit of draft horses and soldiers at hand than 'buying' them from the peasentry for the endurance of the campaign.