Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Saxon Niesemeuchel Battalion Finished

I managed to finish off my 2nd battalion of Niesemeuchel for the 1812-13 period!


I really enjoyed painting these guys and have moved onto a combined grenadier battalion for 1813.

I thought the pics came out a lot better than they appear so will probably swap new ones in at a later date.

Figures are from AB with a couple of conversions.

The flag is from fighting 15's and is very nice, finishing off the battalion well.

I've added in my usual summer mix static grass plus flowers and tufts from Silfor.

I have the artillery bases finished off but I will show them when the guns are finished.

So onto the next battalion . . .

happy wargaming!!!

42 comments:

Sgt Steiner said...

Wee stunners !

Francis Lee said...

White Saxon goodness!

Phil said...

Marvelous, simply marvelous...

Ken said...

even the bases seem nicer - more vegetation than usual?

Gonsalvo said...

Marvelous unit, Paul. The Saxons are a fun and colorful army to paint, and they can be used with the French or against them (when press-ganged buy the Prussians, a habit started by Frederick and continued in 1806)

Furphy said...

That's a cracking unit Paul very sharp painting style and the baseing is great I can feel some hay fever coming on !
All the best Gav .

Stryker said...

Very, very nice Paul!

fireymonkeyboy said...

You always do such nice work on the faces.

FMB

Francis Long said...

Great stuff. Can"t possibly do 1813 and miss out those unreliables…?

Michael Mills said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Outstanding comes to mind Paul!

Christopher

Carlo said...

Beautiful work Paul - love the Saxons!

Kurtus Brown said...

Just awesome, Paul. I can't wait for the grenadiers. Great work.

Kurtus

Rupert Lane said...

Stunning work - will leap off the table at you! Can't possibly throw them into combat though - much too pretty!

Rodger said...

Simply beautiful Paul! Very impressive.

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Exceptional painting mate, those Saxons are lovely. Any plans to do some Saxon cavalry?
Ben

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben, much appreciated buddy. Cavalry are defo planned. Prinz Clemens uhlans, and polenz something. And the 2 detached heavies for borodino and maybe the hussars but I need to see the figures that will fit.

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, I really appreciate your thoughts on them!

paulalba said...

Lol, Thanks Ru!

paulalba said...

Thanks Kurtus, well the grenadiers will struggle with the holiday season coming up but I'm really looking forward to them.

paulalba said...

Thanks Carlo, me to, they were incredibly unfortunate through the Napoleonic period and have 1 of the coolest uniforms.

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher,
Very much appreciated! But to be fair the uniform is one of those that stands out however you do it.

paulalba said...

Thanks Millsy,
Glad you like them buddy!

paulalba said...

Lol, the poor Saxons, quality troops to!

paulalba said...

Thanks FMB, the detail is there Mr AB makes it pretty easy for us.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Ian, did HH or scrubby do any Saxon sculpts?

paulalba said...

Thanks Gav,
Yeah I likes me flowers and tufts.

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, yeah I am really enjoying them. I have to stay focuses and see if I can get s full brigade done ASAP.

Samuli S said...

Outstanding work once again Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks Sgt s!

paulalba said...

Thanks Fran, I agree they are 1 of my favourite armies. Very cool uniforms.

paulalba said...

Many thanks Phil, I spotted some in your tables recently I think?

paulalba said...

Thanks ken, I'm not sure? Maybe, I did kinda notice that the grass clumps are a little longer than my usual ones. I stocked up at the last show so maybe that's it?

paulalba said...

Thanks Samuli! Glad you like them buddy!

John(VonBlucher) said...

Paul,
They came out great as usual.

Craig (Beresford) said...

Exquisite! GMB flags perchance?

paulalba said...

Thanks John, I don't want to jump to far ahead of myself but it would be nice to get 1st a brigade then work towards another this coming year. The more Saxons you put together the better they look. It must be the white to facing colour ratio?

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, No they are AB flags. I bought th set a good while ago when I bought my 1st Saxons. I wasn't sure who did Saxon flags at the time and they do well. The Whites have just enough detail not to confuse the complicated patterned border and the colour are nice to.

carojon said...

Inspirational stuff Paul. You are putting me in mind to finish off the Spanish next year with all that white.

Cheers
JJ

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan and just to even things up you had me considering bidding on AB Spanish militia on eBay last week! I resisted. Lots of unpainted Spanish and Portuguese about recently. Look forward to the Spanish!

Mark Case said...

Really nice stuff, Paul! I like the subtle variation of whites with undercoats and highlight colors. Very nice.

paulalba said...

Thanks Mark, they were fun to paint. I'm well on the at with a grenadier battalion but feel the urge to start work on a light battalion!