Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sachsen-Wachsensteiners Finished!

Last night, while being interrupted in handing out candy to the Halloween trick or treaters, I completed the Sachsen-Wachsenstein Contributory Kreis Regiment. All the figures are the very well scupted Eureka Saxons.

With some extra command figures, I made a small command group of an officer with sponton and two drummers, one a musketeer and one a fusilier.

The Fusilier Battalion Pflugk now joins its sister musketeer battalion.

Sachsen-Wachsenstein has two artillery units, this one with a medium 8-lbr providing some long-range fire support.

And this 3-lbr light gun is attached to the regiment for close-in fire support. All the gunners are Eureka figures as is the 8-lbr. The 3-lbr is an Historifigs (old Jacks Scruby) Napoleonic gun. Some of the gunners are actually conversions of spare command figures and the two artillery fusiliers are extras from the fusilier battalion.

And finally, my "personal" monument was also completed. It is made from a Ral Partha FIW French mounted officer (Montcalm), suitably bronzed, a cake decoration pillar, the cap from a bottle of Ameretto di Sarono (which was delicious!), and some sheet plastic. The bottom of the cap was filled with spackle to add some weight to the structure.

All of these figures will accompany me to the Texas Big Battalions game at MilleniumCon in two weeks. I still have to paint 15 Carpanian jagers and five limbers (two each for Carpania and Courland and one for Sachsen-Wachsenstein).


Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent minis! (just wish the pictures were a bit larger and sharper - but my eyes ain't what they used to be - and I've been wearing glasses for most of my life!)

ColCampbell50 said...


Yes, I have to do something about that. I'm going to try a couple of things as I stage some pictures of the various contingents marching towards their destiny in the Texas game.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Everything looks great, Colonel. Here's hoping that they will give brave service on the table top.

-- Jeff