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by Friedrich August I.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army

The whole point of this historical excerpt was to inform you all about a project which I initiated about 4 Years ago. One which had to stall for an uncertain amount of time after the first orders and payments. In October 2015 I met with Steve Barber, my Friend and Sculptor to discuss the possibiliti...
by Friedrich August I.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army

The Regiments in Detail: It has to be said that of some of them no Colors(?) are know. For those who have Color Information's the colors stand for the Standards, Flags and Guidons (Fändel) like the Fields and Stripes or ornaments. On the Trumpets were the same colors. The Ornaments showed religious ...
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army

With this posting I will give a short frame of the Saxon Army in the time from 1631 to 1635 The Commanding officers changed several times in this Period, most of them came from other protestant Countries like Brandenburg and Denmark or from Imperial Service. Cavalry End of 1631: 5 Regiments and 2 Co...
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Uniform print source
Replies: 2
Views: 3540

Re: Uniform print source

Nice find! Must be a recent digitization as I was there a few Years ago and such pictures where nowhere to be seen.
Dresden is still several Holidays worth to search and find never seen before pictures :D
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: 15mm Spanish Brigade
Replies: 4
Views: 4559

Re: 15mm Spanish Brigade

Nice little buggers Ray:-) And very colorful too! :D

Personally I find it always a bit weird if one paints smaller Miniatures but keeps the Ration small also. No offense intended. :wink:
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

TYW - Late Period 1632 to 1648 Saxon Army

How to Begin... Once upon a time...Nope...bad start.. All Europeans are aware what the Thirty Years War brought to Europe, his People, his Countries and his Economy. War, destruction, ravaging Armies living from the Land, plundering, burning, raping and murdering and so on. It is a quite long list o...
by Friedrich August I.
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 7910

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Is there any real evidence of generals wearing uniforms in the late 17th century, and the War of the Grand Alliance in particular? I know there are a lot of portraits of generals wearing armour typical of early to mid century cuirassiers. But I'm wondering was this how they dressed on the battlefie...
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Saxon uniforms in NYW?
Replies: 20
Views: 11943

Re: Saxon uniforms in NYW?

Is there any evidence for drummers and officers uniforms? I know there's an artillery officer earlier in the thread but I mean other than that? Thanks in advance. It was common in the Saxon Army that Officers and Drummer wore the same Uniform as the common Soldier. Only that Officers wore a Sash ar...
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In response to the recent LOA Blog entry
Replies: 2
Views: 3346

In response to the recent LOA Blog entry

Hey Chaps,

As I can't place a picture into a comment on the Blog I take the opportunity to do it here :D - THAT is how the "World" thinks about us
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"
Replies: 10
Views: 6854

Re: 28mm Tercio de Burgos, the "Old Yellows"

Splendid looking "Yellow's"!
Nothing else to expect from out gifted Chema :D
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 6438

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

That is not entirely true. There have been "rifled" Firearms far earlier than the System Minie describes.
Minie presented his patent 1849 while the question about the Saxons carrying a rifled Musket refers to Minden 1759, so 90 Years before that.
by Friedrich August I.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Russian uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 4224

Re: Russian uniform

If there is a jungle within Russian Uniforms for the 7YW Period... You might also try to find a solution from a third source https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-vinkhuijzen-collection-of-military-uniforms#/?tab=navigation&roots=24:c67e81c0-c556-012f-b223-58d385a7bc34 Its a GENERAL li...
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Early HYW.
Replies: 3
Views: 3558

Re: Early HYW.

Lovely Stuff! The poor fellows will catch frost bites... :wink: :D
by Friedrich August I.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 6438

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

I believe that this might be difficult. Even as Saxony boast one of the most complete Military Archive in Germany, dating back to the end of the TYW, Saxony was twice occupied by Prussia, stripped of all Battle Honors by Frederick, and ravaged several times by Wars, i.e., TYW, GNW, 7YW, NAPWA. Each ...
by Friedrich August I.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Saxon Rifled Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 6438

Re: Saxon Rifled Muskets

The Time of the 7YW saw Saxon Troops split up into to different Groups, payed and Equipped by their "Hosts". One Part served in the Army of Austria while the other Part was with the French. This said, the Saxons have been equipped in France so the "Rifled Muskets" may have been of French Origin. It ...