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Friday, 22 May 2015

Saxons ,,,Vorwarts!!

                             I have just completed the first of two Saxon divisions for the French IX corps of 1809. One of the most attractive features of gaming at corps level and in 6mm is that you get to model troops you wouldn't normally see on a gaming table. A complete Saxon corps in it's outdated uniforms being one of them. They are with a bit of conversion from the MDF range produced by "commission figurines" and very pretty they are too. I particularly like the new limbers etc. I see the range is now available for ordering on his web site. So for your enjoyment some pics of the division and it's components.







The complete division.











 The Leibgarde









Line infantry









divisional command and artillery









Cuirassiers. A lot of conversions here including adding muskets.







The light cavalry. Again a lot of conversions here.







      The second division is almost finished so hopefully I can post the whole corps next week!


15 comments:

  1. Very, very impressive and God only knows how you manage to paint so much detail! My eyes and shaky hand are no longer up to this, so can only admire your efforts:)

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    1. It's strange really. A few folks say the same ", too small" "or how can you see them?". Sight is a problem so I bought glasses with a fixed focus for painting only . Can't see a damn thing when I look away from the models. If I move my cleaning pot I'm buggered :) . My problem is the reverse of this. I can't paint large figures . The end result is awful. anything bigger than 10mm and I don't have clue. Odd isn't it?

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  2. Spectacularly beautiful! Excellent work.

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    1. Thanks but I have to say again these are semi flat, so they are way easier to paint than moulded figures.

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  3. Lovely looking troops!

    Can I ask what packs you used - I'm guessing those infantry chaps in bicornes are the "Prussians in bicornes" shown on the piccies on Commissions' site, but not listed on the catalogue page?

    Same question with the cavalry, actually!

    We're looking at the early Revolutionary Wars as opposed to "actual Napoleonics" and suitable hats are the sticking point at the moment in 6mm...

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    1. Thanks Walt is very good at making and designing troops but not so good at updating his website It pays to send him an E mail and just ask "what do you have available for etc etc ". The troops in bicorne are simply generic infantry in Bicorn they have napsacxks and not back packs which make them suitable for your period. He also has artillerymen in bicornes now . I use infantry with the back packs removed. The cavalry are a different proposition altogether because of the nature of laser cutting and MDF he can only make the cavalry with front to back bicornes not side to side as worn in the period. For light cavalry i used French chasseurs with pointed shabraques cut the shakos at forehead level and glued on bicornes I had removed from the infantry. For the heavy cavalry I used Austrian heavies and did the same. I am trying to convince Walt to make infantry in bicornes in greatcoat.

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  4. one more point the grenadiers are simply the austrian grenadiers but they do unfortunately come with backpacks. I decided to let that pass

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  5. Superb, thanks for the quick response!

    I did pop them an email yesterday, so as and when Commission get a chance to reply I'll bear the above well in mind.

    Very handy - I'm not sure I fancy my chance at converting 6mm but head chop/swaps might well be doable if it's just the cavalry contingent. I can live happily with backpacks or knapsacks in 6mm ;)

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  6. And Walt's replied and we're on! Cheers for your help :)

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    1. BTW if your going to try some converting you might like http://flownlegions.blogspot.com.es/2015/08/woodcarving-for-beginners.html and http://flownlegions.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/drums-and-banners.html

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    2. Thanks, I'll have a look - I've some thin wire for pikes that would make good standard poles if needed!

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    3. I use 0.45mm brass rod there's a link on that same post

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    4. I've some of the "pikes" that Pendraken sell for their open handed ranges; I wouldn't swear to size but it must be approx that!

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  7. Cheers for your help on this project, it's taking shape nicely and Walt was very helpful with figures!

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    1. Absolutely no problem whatsoever. If you need any help just ask

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