Friday, October 24, 2008

First Sachsen-Wachsenstein Unit


Answering the call from the Imperial Ministry of War for additional troops to reinforce the Reichsarmee in its impending campaign against the forces of the Elector, Duke Siegfried von Sachsen-Wachsenstein is assembling his kreis contributory regiment, to be composed of equal portions of the Musketeer Regiment von Schlichting and the Fusilier Regiment von Pflugk, with accompanying artillery.

As I stated in an earlier post, I'm using the very nice Eureka SYW Saxon infantry and artillery for this force. These figures are sculpted very well and dressed in battle rig, with just a canteen, cartridge box, and sword. They have been a pleasure to paint as the uniform details are raised just enough to make them distinguishable.

The Duke, above, is the mounted officer figure in the range.


The Musketeer Regiment von Schlichting has been completed and is currently engaged in training.


Still being outfitted are the remainder of the contributory regiment:


Fusiler Regiment von Pflugk



The converged grenadiers from von Schlichting (left) and von Pflugk (right).


And the gunners for the 6-lbr position piece and the 4-lbr battalion piece,
plus a couple of extra figures (foot officer and two drummers) for the Duke's staff.

The 6-lbr crew will have 4 gunners and 1 artillery fusilier while the 4-lbr will have 3 gunners and 1 artillery fusilier.

Postscript: I have a new, darker blue background. Does this make the pictures better and easier to see? Your comments are welcome!

8 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes, the blue background helps considerably . . . although more so for the general and musketeers than the fusiliers (who are darker).

A "Prussian blue" unit wouldn't show up well against the dark blue, but the lighters colors do well.

Thanks for the change.


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Duke Siegfried cuts a dashing figure! I especially like the pioneer figure. How do these figures compare in size to Old Glory? Also the blue background makes a nice contrast.
Best regards...Bill

Ed Youngstrom said...

They look great! I just got two battalions of them as well...so the Saxons will be a major portion of the Emperor's army this November!

Ed v. H-F

Fitz-Badger said...

Good colors!

Snickering Corpses said...

The blue background does indeed work pretty well. And you've got some lovely regiments there.

Are those the 28mm figures from the 100 club?

ColCampbell50 said...

I'm glad the blue background works better. I can adjust the intensity of the blue with my photo editor software which is the reason for the different shades in the photos.

The pioneer is one of the specialized figures that Eureka has with the Saxon line.

The figures are from the 28mm Eureka 100 club. I've had them for a "coon's age" (Southern for a long time) and just am getting them painted to help balance the forces in the Texas Big Battalions game.

Jim

Stokes Schwartz said...

Lovely figures, and your painting really brings them to life. I am especially fond of your mounted general!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Jay Stribling said...

The blue background does look good. Better than the original white.