The raising of the Saxon Army 1699-1712

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1699-1712

Post by turrabear » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:57 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote:Dear Friends,

here is a picture of the assembled Chevaux de Frise I got sculpted and will be soon in mass production for my Saxons:

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They may be seen in flesh at Derby as I intend to pick up some from my Sculptor.
will these go on sale to the public gunter.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:25 am

Yes Marc, they are already on Sale from Steve Barber at

http://www.stevebarbermodels.com/

we did those for GNW and with a small change for ACW.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:46 am

Here are 3 WIP Pictures of the Invading Saxon Cavalry consiting of the Regiments Kurprinz, Königin, Steinau, Leib, Beust, Eichstaedt und Jordan(thats that with the two red flags).

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Enjoy,
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Post by Glorfindel » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:07 am

A wonderful collection - a real inspiration.

I also followed the link on this thread to Steve Barber's website. Some fantastic scenic items here. It certainly feels as though the hobby has come a long way in the last few years in terms of availability of figures / terrain pieces and quality. A good time to be wargaming methinks.

Well done,


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Post by obriendavid » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Gunter, just be careful of your back when you try to lift that lot plus the suspension on your car will be groaning with the strain. :lol:
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:24 pm

obriendavid wrote:Gunter, just be careful of your back when you try to lift that lot plus the suspension on your car will be groaning with the strain. :lol:
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Thanks Phil and Dave :D

Dave, Thank you for your advice, I promise to be carefull :wink:
I hope the Ferry will have enough space to carry 40.000 Saxons :lol:
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Dear Friends,

As I did this with my Infantry I now do it with my Cavalry :D .
So for all who cant be at Derby in October but like to know how they look like when finished I have here a number of pictures of the now finished 7 Regiments of Saxon Cuirssiers before packing them up for the departure on their great Raid :wink: .

All seven Regiments

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Leib Regiment

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Königin

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Kurprinz

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Jordan - Somewhat a Fantasy Regiment because no references are in existence

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Beust

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Steinau

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Eichstaedt
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 pm

'EAVY METAL!!!!!! Fantastic stuff... the Swedes MAY be cowering, but we'll have to see................. :wink:
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Post by obriendavid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:46 pm

That's an impressive looking force Gunter and I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of it.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:39 am

Thank You Barry and Dave!

I hope they don't only look impressive :D

I think I have the same feelings as the Saxons had in those days when hearing stories about the Swedes and were going to face them for the first time :roll:

Cheers,
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:43 am

Here are a few pictures of the WIP of the special EIGHT' Regiment
that will hopefully join the Army in Derby..coming down from Scotland :wink:

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Most of the pictures are older than 2 to 4 weeks but I thought now would be a good time to show them here.

Cheers,
Günter
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Post by barr7430 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:57 am

I believe these Saxon Guardsmen are billeted somewhere near my home :wink:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1699-1712

Post by ColinN » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:37 pm

Günter,

It's an amazing collection and put together so quickly. Looking forward to seeing them up close next week, will there be room for anything else on the table?

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Post by barr7430 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:50 pm

There are MANY tables Colin... ooh, that sounded a bit Biblical! :shock:
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Post by ColinN » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:09 pm

barr7430 wrote:There are MANY tables Colin... ooh, that sounded a bit Biblical! :shock:
What I'm worried about is those Saxons going a bit 'Biblical' on my Huguenots! :cry:
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