Monday, 29 February 2016

Von Liebenau Grenadier Battalion

The past couple of days when I had an hour or 2 I've been finishing off the bases of my von Liebenau grenadier battalion for 1812. I apologise about the picture quality as I'm just starting to get to know our little pink digital camera again since picking up a new laptop. Those of you who know Saxons of the period will know that for 1813 I can add in 2 companies of grenadiers from the yellow faced regiments to make 1 of the combined grenadier battalions and that's what I plan to do at some point this year. 

This is my 4th Saxon battalion finished and I'm coming close with a battalion from the von Rechten battalion so if I can get that ticked off that will technically be a full brigade. I say technically as I have went astray with the facing colours doing battalions from all 4 brigades. I do plan to correct this over the coming year. 

I'm also looking for an alternative to the 1 mounted saxon officer pose and I think the new French mounted commander mayfit the bill although I'm not 100% sure who will make the best Saxon head swap victim???

This is an NCO from the new French line with a Saxon grenadier head pinned in place, I think he works pretty well in his new role.

Now seeing the battalion all based up I'm pretty happy now that the troops have the full dress plume and fittings on the shako as in 18mm it certainly will help them stand out from the crowd.

A wee rear shot. The turn backs of the Saxon grenadiers should have little green grenades sewn on however I wasn't keen on how they were looking as most of the turn backs are partially hidden so I've left them off. So slow progress on my Saxon army, I'm Looking forward to doing some of the more exciting elements of the army, the light cavalry, light troops, artillery and command.

Hopefully I'll get the 5th battalion finished soon!

Happy Wargaming!!!

40 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Top brushwork Paul!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Those look magnificent Paul! I'm really looking forward to trying out my first AB figures.

Christopher

Jacksarge said...

Great looking grenadiers Paul, really enjoying seeing the Saxon project progress.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Striking Saxon grenadiers, Paul! No one does an AB better!

Phil said...

Prettiest 15mm Saxon Grenadier's ever seen - lovely contrast of red plumes over white uniforms and green facings...

Gonsalvo said...

Looking splendid, Paul. The Saxons are a fun army for a painter!

Rupert Lane said...

Far from slow, but definitely very good! Look forward to the commander head swap!

Stryker said...

Great work Paul!

Samuli S said...

Great work Paul! Nice to see the grenadiers painted up as I'm soon moving to the same unit! You've set an excellent standard to strive for when I'm working on mine!

Rodger said...

Got to love Saxons! Smashing work Paul!

Carlo said...

Lovely work again Paul. The coloured lapels etc. on the Saxon regiments certainly makes them incredibly striking!

Gary Amos said...

Nicely done. Shame the new Bardin uiform French don't have shako covers on (yet?) as they'd do for quite a few German units unless you're prepared to trim countless shako plates.
Will you eventually do some of the Saxon heavy cavalry?

Phil said...

Magnificent, wonderful details!

Furphy said...

Said it before Paul the bar keeps lifting higher !
Regards Gav .

Sgt Steiner said...

Really top notch these

Jamie Home said...

you must have eyes like a s*** house rat ha ha great work as always.

paulalba said...

Lol thanks Jamie I think ?

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Sgt S, how you getting on With the scenarios?

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Gav, I'm happy how they came out!

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, hip you guys are getting plenty of games in!

paulalba said...

Thanks Gary, yes it's a shame. I plan to do the light cavalry soon as there are only 3 regiments of importance. The heavies can wait.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Carlo, yes it's 1 of my favourite uniforms now

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger,they are a pretty army to own!

Francis Lee said...

Cracking work Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Raymondo!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Christopher, what AB are you going to be buying?

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Jacksarge glad your enjoying it. I'm having fun with them now.

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan, that's really kind of you. I'm sure there are loads and loads but I do appreciate your encouragement.

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, bowled over by your encouraging comments! I think you and the other guys doing 28's are impossible to match.

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, yes I'm really enjoying the colour combinations with the white now.

paulalba said...

Cheers Ru, need to get the figures from oz 1st, need to do something or every battalion and brigade command will have the same mounted officer.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, very much appreciated!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Samuli, I have a look at yours often, there isn't that much difference between mine and yours and yours are finished an awful lot faster.

valleyboyinnz said...

That's a really nice Saxon force you're putting together Paul

vonpeterhimself said...

A great result with those pretty Saxons Paul.

Salute
von Peter himself

Craig (Beresford) said...

Stunning. Just received my 6th Scenario book. Can't wait to see some photos of Saxons in action Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Fran, I've been enjoying painting the uniforms. A nice looking army to put together. Hope your doing well on the Emerald Isle buddy!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much valleyboy, I'm hoping I get a good sized force together by the end of the year.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Von Peter, I'm round all the houses with the facing colours at the moment but I'll hopefully start matching them into proper brigades.

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, I've not seen the book in the flesh yet, I seen the front cover online. Hopefully buy it over the next month or 2. I'll get my 1st look at it at the end of March as the guys are putting on a couple of games. Wil be nice to see how they used the pictures.