Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saxon Light Cavalry



28mm Eagle Miniatures: Painted this Saxon von Polenz Chevauleger cavalryman after a break painting Napoleonic Infantry. My Saxon Infantry Corps - Cavalry Brigade support units will consist of Two Chevaulegers (Light.Dragoons) Regiments, One 1813 Ulan (Lancers) Regiment (to be used for the 1812 Campaign Russia as well) and One Hussar Regiment. I'm thinking of basing the Cavalry, 2 figures on 40mm x 50mm stands. (6 bases per Regiment)






24 comments:

  1. Awesome looking Hussar, Phil. You're certainly pulling out all the stops with your Napoleonics - what with the hound's tooth edging on the shabraque and the Hungarian knots on the earlier figures. Fabulous.

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    1. I have to be careful not to burn myself out during my painting sessions. I have 48 troopers and 48 horses (miniatures) to paint up before completing the Saxon Cavalry :o)

      Thanks Dean,
      cheers

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  2. Yes i like this too, nice combo of red and pale blue on the jacket, and nice fancy lacing on the horses shabraque.

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    1. Thanks Chris for your kind commentary.

      cheers,

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  3. Very nice work with some great detailing Phil!

    Christopher

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  4. Terrific! The red jacket with sky blue facings and white webbing is an appealing combination.

    Great start!

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    1. I must admit, I am looking forward to completing my Saxon Cavalry and admire my own work :o) the red tunic's and with collar, cuffs and lapels in facing colour for each cavalry regiment etc.

      The Saxon lancers/Ulan Regiment figures will be painted with sort of dark to med sky blue tunics/Breeches etc. for the 1813 period.

      Thanks Jon for your kind words and comments!
      cheers,

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  5. Great proof of concept figure. The colors of the Saxon cavalry are especially noce, and you figure real;ly highlights that.

    You should definitely do a unit of heavies, too. If Eagle doesn't make them, Eureka has some great figured for them. I can't say how they'd match up together, however.

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    1. Yes I had a look at Eureka Pete, really nice figures, but I'm not to sure if I really need the Saxon Heavy Cavalry Brigade attached to my Infantry Corps, because i will be facing my opponents heavy cavalry brigade(s) as well! :o) but having said that, perhaps at some stage next year will buy the Saxon Heavies to add that extra "punch" to support my infantry corps against the 1812 Russians :o)

      Thanks Pete!
      cheers

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  6. These look great Phil. I was wondering where to get Saxon chevau legers and hadn't thought of Eagle, even though I have purchased some of their Spanish in the past and Ian McCulloch is great to deal with.

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    1. I agree with you 100% Ian McCulloch is a fantastic guy to work with, great customer service to boot too! Ian also sent free infantry figures (Saxon and Prussians) the figures match up well side by side with Old glory 2nd Edition and Sash & Saber Napoleonic's. Eagle figures are great, but the horses legs/ankle/hoofs are little weak in terms of lead casting to their base, some horses actually snapped off. Ian offered to replace the horses which I decline, no big deal really for me, I used green stuff/super glue to do the minor repairs....anyway.. having said that, I will still buy Eagle miniatures! :o)

      Thanks Lawrence!
      cheers mate! :o)

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  7. Details are just amazing...excellent job!

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    1. Thanks Phil! all the best to you Sir! :o)

      cheers,

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  8. Very nice job. Those Eagle figures look nice.

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  9. Awesome work Phil. These look amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your commentary and visit Mark, much appreciated!
      I like your painting style on your Perry 28mm ACW figures....

      cheers,

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    1. Pain integrated them at the moment in 18mm

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    2. I know what you mean Paul! on some occasions I struggle painting details on my 15mm Ancients... You are a "master painter" ;o) painting 18mm Napoleonic's and your brushing hand usually come out with "Brilliance" be patience with your work Sir! :o)

      cheers,

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