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 Jan 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Dear Friends,

here are some pictures of the models of the upcoming guns in pre production mould state.
First two pictures of the Saxon 4 pdr Fast Firing gun

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Here now two pictures of one of the lightest 12-pdr guns in use at this time.
The gun weight just under 1 ton (928kg)

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I am quite happy with their look.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by obriendavid » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:37 pm

Looking very good Gunter.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:12 pm

Gunter:

I'm curious, were these designs unique to Saxony or were they in use by other German states?

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:18 pm

Artimas wrote:Gunter:

I'm curious, were these designs unique to Saxony or were they in use by other German states?

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This is a controversial question. Saxon sources tells of self designed guns and carridges. Some Authors try to draw a line to the french AN XI system but that wont be accurate. The Saxons are still great engineers and innovators of advanced technologies.
Saxony had a tradition to built its own gun material for more than 150 years before the above guns were thought out and constructed. They proofed to be of modern, state of the art, design and their reliability can be seen by the 12pdr cannon barrel cast in 1812 and used over 50 years later in the german danish war. The cannon now stands in the Army Museum of Kopenhagen.

To answer you question, no other german state used this design. It was instead said that prussia built upon those guns their own artillery and also Austria used the Saxon design to built up their own versions of them.

Hope that helps,

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Artimas » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:44 pm

Gunter:

So you will have a historically accurate gun for your Saxons. That's great!

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:52 pm

Dear Friends!

After a long time of silence on this thread I can present the following new units that have entered recently the Service of the Saxon Army:

1st and 2nd Battery of Horse Artillery
New for those Miniatures, sculpted by Steve Barber, is the style of animation as loading the guns. Figures have been painted by me as have been their guns.

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Four more pictures shot with my mobile phone:

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The Second new unit are the Saxon Jaeger Corps.
Figures have been also recently sculpted by Steve Barber, painted by Neil Wilson - all but the Officer - which has been painted by me and was originaly a Officer of the Horse Artillery.

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Four more pictures shot with my mobile phone:

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Next in the Line are the remaining Chevaux Legers Regiments and as a final part of the Saxon Infantry the two Regiments of Saxon Light Infantry.

Any comments are welcome!

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Günter
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Post by Artimas » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:56 pm

Certainly an army to be proud of!!!

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by obriendavid » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:19 pm

Great stuff Gunter!
One of these days you'll manage to get the whole force out on the table.
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by SteveRCR » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:46 pm

I don't post much but I'm always browsing and I love it when I see an update in this thread!

Well done!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Artimas,
Yes it is a Army that makes me in every bit very proud even if they will never see a Battle they are fantastic to raise and look at!

Dave,
I do hope that this will be possible one day within the next years!

Steve,
Thank you for your kind comment!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:56 pm

Dear Friends,

To keep up the preasure on those who don't want to have the next Invasion Army crossing the Channel :wink: :D I herewith present the next Element of the still growing Saxon Army of 1810.

The Chevaux Leger Regiment vac. Polenz about 720 men strong, formed in four Squadrons of about 180 Sabers each.

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Enjoy!
All comments are welcome.

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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by obriendavid » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:50 pm

Gunter, I think you will have to hire a lorry to get that army over the channel to invade the UK :lol:
Great cavalry!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:59 am

Dear Friends,

I herewith present the finished Saxon Light Infantry. There are 4 Battalions in Marching Order if not needed in a battle and also 4 Battalions in Skirmish Order.

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This Formation concludes the Infantry of the Saxon Army.

All that remains is an almost done Chevauleger Regiment, the Saxon Hussar Regiment and about 10 Foot Batteries, to be followed by 8 Regimental Batteries. Until the arrivel of the Heavy Regiments I will work on the Train Battalion with 18 Caissons and 40 Artillery Trains.

Thank You for watching.

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

Post by chema1986 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:17 am

The size and historical detail of this army is simply impressive !! what rules are you going to use in order to play with the complete army ??
congratulations!
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Re: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:58 am

Well, the Rules I would like to use for them are Republic to Empire.
In the current situation it looks more as if this Army would not play at all.
It will be of course do some travels through Europe but if it is to see a Battlefield depend very heavy on others.
You know, I did not raise a certain Division or Corps but the Full Army as it stood 1810-1812 in Saxony until splitted up for the Russian Campaign.
This means all 26 Battalions of Infantry, 36 Squadrons of Cavalry and the Artillery Regiment of 16 Foot and 2 Horse Batteries.

Thank You for your kind Comment.

Cheers,
Günter
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