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. » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:01 am

Dear Friends,

after some difficulties at the start of this year I am now able to tell you some news from my sculptor who managed to finish the Artillery Train horses and Drivers. They will go next week into the production mould making process.

Next in the row will be a huge number of Light Infantry sculpts, not quite in parade style, as only 4 to 5 figures would be for marching but more of the Skirmishing style as I intend to have about 8 or more figures for the fire fight.
I asked Steve to sculpt the skirmishing Light Infantry without its backpacks.
The backpacks should be sculpted seperately, on a pile of 15 to 20 of them, to mark the position from where they started to skirmish and where to return to form up again.
That is the plan.

More of it soon.

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Günter
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Post by EvilGinger » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 pm

sounds like a very good one as well

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Post by obriendavid » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:01 pm

Looking forward to seeing the planned additions when they finally get cast and painted.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:27 am

Some elaboration for the Light Infantry how they should look IMHO (from the mail I sent to my sculptor)
Of the Light Infantry:
I think about 12 or more different figures.
For the Marching Order
Officers, trumpeter, a Drummer and Soldiers walking with musket on trail and musket hanging from the shoulder(5 figures).
For the Skirmishing
The usual subjects from your Westphalien Light Infantry, lying/kneeling/standing firing, the kneeling Trumpeter, the kneeling man grabbing into his ammo pouch, eventually one casualty figure, two men of different style running with musket on trail(8 figures).
All of the skirmishers WITHOUT a backpack!
Btw., can you sculpt a heap of 15 to 20 backpacks?

I would like to have also two figures for a 9 figure company of Sharpshooters which you would have to sculpt separately.
The Sharpshooter would have a large knapsack instead of a backpack, one of them standing up right, biting open the powder pack and holding Rifle on barrel, opened pan. The other a Horn-blower with a huge horn as you can see on “Jäger-Corps”.


My Sculptor was delighted by the ideas for the above :D
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Post by barr7430 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:05 am

Gunter,

you are turning into the Donald Trump of Wargaming! You have so many projects on the go I reckon you should hire out your legions to the Austrian Government thus making Austria's armed forces the largest in Europe and able to take the field against EVERYONE else single handedly.
I thought I had a lot of stuff but my God, you are cornering the market. Next you'll be buying Sri Lanka and cornering the market on painters on the beach! Hundreds of little ladies sitting painting Saxons on the shores of the Indian Ocean!

Vorwarts General Heim!!!!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:56 pm

I hold it with Guderian in this case:
"Nicht Kleckern! Klotzen!"
(Translation http://www.dict.cc/?s=nicht+kleckern+klotzen)

:D :D

This project here has about 1500 Miniatures as the final target.

When the GNW is finished I will have about 1000 WF-Miniatures.

So, while many others split their efforts on 10 different timelines I have currently only two :wink: :D
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Post by Greystreak » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:53 pm

FYI, I answered your PM on Saturday morning. :wink:
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:10 am

Greystreak wrote:FYI, I answered your PM on Saturday morning. :wink:
Thanks Bryce.
Got it and it helped a lot. Had my own ideas but knowing your type of transportation system I wanted to hear another opinion.
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Post by Greystreak » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:21 am

No problem--happy to be of service. :D
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:32 pm

Dear Friends,

So far 5 of the 9 intended Skirmishing figures are sculpted. They are followed be those marching. Most of them are taken from already existing miniatures of the Napoleonic Range and some have to be done from scratch.

More of it later.

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

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:15 am

Dear Friends,

For all who are still following this thread I add new images of recently based miniatures. I did those because of a lull in the GNW Range not wanting to waste time :wink:

First I added the second Battalion of the Leib-Grenadier Garde. Out of a painting error they got black gaitors instead of their usual white but I have accepted that now so they are easely to be identified :D .

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Here is the First Battalion to compare

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And the complete Regiment

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Next is a new 'Green' Regiment, known as Prinz Friedrich August.

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Both Battalions from another side

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More to follow soon and as long as no GNW Figures arrive :roll: :wink: :D

Cheers,
Günter
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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:37 am

I'm going to go away and cry now.

Seriously fantastic. :D
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Post by barr7430 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:38 am

Gunter these are armies to conquer Europe with!
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Post by obriendavid » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:26 am

These are seriously lovely armies you are producing Gunter and really need to be out on a wargames table winning glory for you.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:44 pm

Dear Friends,
today I was a bit productive so I can now present the full 'green' Brigade:

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Consisting of the Regiments Prinz Friedrich August and Prinz Clemens and the Grenadier Battalion von Liebenau

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Also a Stand for the King of Saxony with his Staff.
Those figures are painted be me. This base will go to my father as a Birthday gift.

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In addition there are two stands of Divisional Commanders

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Enjoy!
Günter
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