Wednesday, 12 February 2014
I recently finished basing these units up and am now almost at the end of my accidental side project. (How many times have I said that?). This time we have the bulk of a brigade of Saxons. Four battalions of line. I'm working on the jäger and artillery. The Saxon army withdrew into Bohemia to fight with the main Austrian Army of the North but I believe the original plan was to have them join up with the Federal forces in Western Germany. What a difference that would have made! I deliberately chose a very light blue for their uniforms to make them stand out a bit more but the Army Painter quick shade seems to have done something to the colour. It may not/probably isn't the correct shade of blue, but I think the debate about that is ongoing and could go on for a long time yet. The flags are more or less the right design for 1866. Thanks to Molinary on the Pendraken forum for providing me with lots of very helpful information on Saxon and indeed various other minor German states' flags. (Battle Honours figures from Old Glory 15s in the USA. They fit in v well with Foundry although North Star do dwarf them very slightly, but you can't really tell when they're on the table).