Saturday, 10 June 2017

Saxon Commands 1

Well I should really be posting pics of a completed Saxon battalion however I caught the bug to push on with some Saxon command types to lead the troops.

Not so long ago I spotted on a youtube channel that Peter at Calpe had released 28mm upper command troops for his Saxon 1813 range and I also heard mentioned that there was a Peter Bunde colour plate to go along with them.

It had been in my mind for some time to do some conversions to create my own Saxon brigade and upper command figures seeing as there are no appropriate figures in 18mm or at least not in the AB range.

The finished figures are not 100% perfect in uniform but close enough for me and they are not all exact brigade commanders but officers that I thought would be kicking around the brigade and divisional command groups. The calpe commands are aimed at 1813 when the rank of the commanding officers was apparently a lot lower after the incredible loss of life in 1812.

This dude is an inspector of reviews next to a mounted officer of the Niesemeuchel regiment. He has the silver/white metal buttons and fittings of that rank.  

This grand chap is obviously a mounted Saxon guard officer with a converted AB French officer turned into an officer of the Saxon royal general staff.

I'm very happy how these guys came out, the head swaps look pretty good especially as some of the bodies were quite large so finding a head to match wasn't so easy. I was interested to see that in 1812-13 the Saxon upper command were wearing the bicorne shoulder to shoulder. I had assumed that this was the pre 1810 style as there are a number of colour plates showing it worn in the later french fashion of front to back? I did converted a brigade command a number of years ago in that style.

Anyway I have enough done to get me started so I'm gonna move into something until I need to finish the rest.

Hope everyone is enjoying the hobby at the moment, happy wargaming!!!

24 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

They are all stunning!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Ray Rousell said...

Superb brushwork!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Gorgeous work, Paul!

CAP said...

Impressive as always ... Congratulations from the far south, Carlos

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Excellent work Paul!

Christopher

Rodger said...

Absolutely awesome!

Stryker said...

Great stuff Paul - I am in awe!

Jason Meyers said...

I love command stands! Yours are always great Paul. Yet another post I'll be referencing when I paint up mine in 28mm. Again, great job!

Sgt Steiner said...

Awesome as ever grrrrrrrrr

Gonsalvo said...

Lovely command stands, Paul!

Phil said...

Oh, gorgeous!!

Furphy said...

Great work again Paul 😍.

paulalba said...

Thanks Gav,
Mam I find it harder and harder to keep up with the blogisphere

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Phil!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Peter, should be alright with someone to lead for a couple of years until the troops get painted. Only 7 battalions done.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Sgt Steiner!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Jason, I wouldn't use mine as reference as I'm getting lazier in my progressing years.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, far to kind buddy!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Rodger, very much appreciated!

paulalba said...

Thanks Christopher, I'm very glad they are done!

paulalba said...

Thank you very much Carlos, thanks for taking the time to comment!

paulalba said...

Thanjs Jonathan, it's nice to have them done!

paulalba said...

Cheers Ray, much appreciated buddy!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much stokes, very pleased they are done.