Friday, September 18, 2015

Saxon Light Infantry Regiment



28mm Elite Miniatures:
Two (12 figures each) Light Infantry Battalions. Two (2 figure each) Skirmisher stands will be added attached to each Light Battalion. 


2nd and 1st Battalion Command stands.

It seems, during my online research, "Germanic" Light Infantry units during the Napoleonic Wars stained/painted their Muskets/Rifles black? I'm not to sure.. but anyway I painted some figures with brown and black muskets. Also I'm not to sure about the musket belts/straps should it be red leather or black? The Saxon Jäger Company used black stained rifles & leather straps or am I wrong? :o)

2nd Battalion




1st Battalion



Skirmishers





Currently working on my 2nd Light Infantry Regiment (2 Battalions)

In my next post I will display brigade/group photo shoots of my painted units. Saxon Infantry brigades had mixed units i.e. 1 or 2 Line Regiments, 1 or 2 Grenadier Battalions and 1 Light Infantry Battalion. 

oh!... by the way, main source of information for my painted Saxon units are from



44 comments:

  1. Lovely colors, Phil - the green and red facings are superb.

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    1. Thanks Dean! who knows my Saxons may finally catch up and do battle against your Russians? :o)

      cheers,

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  2. Another great addition to your Saxons!

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  3. They look Phantastic, Phil! :-)

    I wouldn't worry much about the colors of the rifles/muskets and/or their slings.

    Nafziger spends 2 pages discussing Saxon Muskets (they had their own unique designs and calbers), but doesn't mention colors there. he say the Light Infantry had black leather musket slings, brass fittings, and brown leather bayonet scabbards. The Jagers carried "their own personal weapons, so their was no uniformity".

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    1. ah.. Musket "Sling" thanks for the heads up to use the word "Sling" :o)

      Howard Giles at napoleon-series.org writes Saxon Light Infantry had Black leather slings where as other source suggest natural leather..but as you said Pete, which I agree, I'm not really over concern about the colors of the rifles/muskets slings...anyway...Thanks Pete! always appreciate your commentary!

      all the best,

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  4. Excellent light infantry battalions Phil!

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    1. Thanks Mike, as always appreciate your kind words and support,

      cheers,

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  5. Saxon lihgt inf regiment have splendid uniforms, and you've done an excellent wotk on them...poses and sculpts are very impressive as well!

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    1. Hey! Thanks Phil! The 28mm Elite miniatures are nice figures to paint, but a little pricey to buy....umm..dare I write it :o) The Skirmishers are actually Westphalian Light Infantry code pack WFA16...I removed/filed off the epaulettes and painted the figures as Saxon skirmishers..oops.. :o)

      cheers,

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    2. mmmm...so I have to add : great conversion work Phil!

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    3. hehehe.... Thanks Phil!

      à votre santé!

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    1. Thank you so much Fran, long road for me to complete my Saxon corps project though ... stay in touch!

      all the best,

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  7. I like the knotting on the officers trousers!
    Good work, jj

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    1. Good eye catcher there Jeremy! I hand painted the "Hungarian style Knot" on that Light Infantry figure/officer just to impress myself! :o)

      Thanks for your visit and kind words!
      all the best,

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  8. This project really is proceeding at a cracking pace Phil. Very nice indeed!

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, my Saxon project going well for me so far, my first objective is to finish off the infantry and mounted officers and later start on the Saxon Cavalry..my goal is to finish off the 1812 Saxon corps before the end of December?

      all the best,
      cheers

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  9. More excellently executed additions to your growing Saxon horde!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, my Napoleonic Saxon's project coming along nicely so far, not like my Landsknechts project which was disaster! :o)

      cheers,

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    2. Disaster? No disaster from my perspective. I am quite satisfied!

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    3. I'm sure you are satisfied :o) You received a "deal of the century" almost like saying, I paid you to take my Landsknechts off my hands!... hehehe.....
      All the best to you Jon,

      cheers

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    4. Don't discount the occasional twinges of guilt I feel for partaking of the "Deal of the Century.".

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    5. :o) Don't you dare feel "guilt" a deal is a deal Jon! and Honestly I was very happy you decided to buy the Landsknechts collection because I know you will look after them, paint the figures and play with them etc....

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  10. I'm loving your Napoleonics work, Phil. These fellows look very determined! I can hear the siren song of this era. Must...resist!

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    1. Hey! How you doing Monty!

      Quote: "I can hear the siren song of this era. Must...resist"
      :o) Didn't you inherit/received unpainted 28mm Napoleonic Russians a few years ago :o) or did you give them away? :oP

      Thanks Monty all the best!
      cheers,

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    2. I've still got them, Phil. I have a friend who's trying to get me into Napoleonics but since his efforts stalled out, I've managed to escape so far! Instead, its Blucher with cards for now.

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    3. oh I see now, no worries Monty, my point is once you decide to get back into Napoleonic's and paint up your 28mm Russian's they will turn out simply "Awesome"!

      One more thing, you may notice I haven't been posting messages at your blog, I don't like converting/using G+1 format

      cheers,

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  11. Nice work Phil, i like the embroidery on the officers trousers, A nice touch!

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    1. Hey, thanks Chris!
      Good call of the embroidery/Knotting on the officers trousers!

      During the late 70's I do recall/remember painting yellow knotting impressions on about 80-90 25mm Minifigs miniatures Nassau infantry trousers! which was fun and exhausted ;o) painting the Nassau troops staying up until 2 in morning (Saturday)... only to see my Nassau being thrashed by French Cavalry the following day (Sunday) :o))

      all the best,
      cheers

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    1. Thanks!....A beer for you Paul, cheers!

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    2. Ah my emoticons are missing :(

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    1. Hey! Thanks much appreciated!
      All the best to you Sir!

      cheers,

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  14. Great looking Saxons , don't be so hard on your landshnechts, I thought they looked good!
    Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, for your kind words on the Saxons and Landshnechts much appreciated!

      cheers,

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