The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Churchill » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:22 pm

Ray.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:26 pm

Churchill wrote:Hi Gunter,

I am really impressed with your collection of Napoleonic Saxons, well painted and based figures...love the tufts of grass and flora.

Best Wishes,

Ray.
Ray,

Thank You for your kind words. Much appreciated! :D

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

Post by Artimas » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:29 pm

I am really impressed with your collection of Napoleonic Saxons, well painted and based figures...love the tufts of grass and flora.

Ray:

17 pages on this thread, and you're just now noticing? :twisted:

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:31 pm

Gunter:

I really like your dining room chair; oh by the way, the troops are impressive too! :twisted:

(Just kidding, but I really do like the chair).

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Churchill » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:39 am

Ray.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:28 am

Thanks Boys for the comments, even with the weird ones.
I promise, I didnt paint the chairs myself! :wink:

I am happy when the "visitors" leave a comment and Ray definetly did his share! Especially now because of the Donnybrook Hype when not even the usual subjects leave a word..
As I once said I do this mainly for myself to have a story which I can follow through later when all has been done.

Thanks Ray and Artimas!

Cheers,
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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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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:15 pm

Next addition to my still growing Saxon Army is the last of the Chevauleger Regiments, Prinz Albrecht:

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Cant say if I have enough Floristic Material :wink: to do the Hussars before my Holidays. Lets see.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:27 am

Ray:

LOL. Of coarse I knew you have posted before, it's just that your latest post sounded like someone who just had found the thread. I have enjoyed Gunter's many threads; I think they're some of the best on this site.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:30 am

Gunter:

The unit is beautifully done; I am especially impressed with the rendering of the grey horse. Very well done. I can just see a whole regiment of Scotts Greys painted that well.

Cheers,

Artimas

P.S. I'm sorry - I still like your chair!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:24 pm

Dear Friends,

Today I add, for now, my last unit to the Saxon Army of 1810-1813.
It is the Super Large Saxon Hussar Regiment, consisting of 8 Squadrons of 132 mens each, over 1000 men alltogether.

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The Regiment is supported by 9 dismounted Hussars and will later get also one or two dismounted Officers.

This Thread ends for now until the Heavy Cavalry is "born".

Thanks for following.

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

Post by obriendavid » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:58 pm

Now that's what I call a cavalry regiment Gunter! would they operate as a complete regiment or split into smaller units for easy of fighting as the Russians did with their hussars.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Greystreak » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:59 pm

They make an imposing sight, Günter--enough to put a shiver down the spine of any infantry formation! :shock: :D :mrgreen:
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:05 am

obriendavid wrote:Now that's what I call a cavalry regiment Gunter! would they operate as a complete regiment or split into smaller units for easy of fighting as the Russians did with their hussars.
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Both ways Dave, there are reports that the Regiment made full regimental Attacks but at that point the Regiments Ranks were depleted after months of recon, skirmishes and patrol duty and had only 600 men in the saddles left.
But it also was split up as forementioned duties called on their abilities.
They had polish horses who were more robust as the central european breeds and so withstood the hardships in Russia better than most of the others.

Thanks for your comment.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:09 am

Greystreak wrote:They make an imposing sight, Günter--enough to put a shiver down the spine of any infantry formation! :shock: :D :mrgreen:
Yes Bryce they do indeed! :D
1000 Horses thundering at Infantry was always a frightening sight.
Just give my boys the right supporting units... 3 Chevauleger Regiments and a Lancer Regiment! Voi La! You get almost 4000 Horsemen!

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Craftfeld » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:35 am

Really impressive !!! I always lose interest in painting the cavalry after finishing 12 horses with respected riders....

Great looks. Stunning unit and they "brauchen ihren Dreck nicht alleine machen" :))))
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