Friday, 20 July 2018

Saxon Uhlans


Inspired partly by this painting by my friend Chris Gregg I decided this week to finish my War of the Austrian Succession/Seven Years War Saxon Uhlans.  I've had the figures for at least four years but never seemed to get beyond the undercoat stage.

The Uhlanen were maintained by the Polish Commonwealth and hired into Saxon service. They participated in all campaigns from 1757 onwards. Initially they served with the Austrian armies, later on with the Reichsarmee in Saxony. There were two regiments, Graf Renard and Graf Rudniki (pictured above). The only difference in uniform distinctions was that Renard wore red in place of the blue of Rudniki.


I decided to do a 'pulk' of each regiment. I need to do lance pennons and banners so no doubt that'll take me another four years! The figures are from Eureka.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice Colin, I should have mine released by the end of the year šŸ¤£

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Graham is adding the uhlans to his new Saxon range.

      Jim

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    2. Me too but then do I need to buy some more?

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  2. Lovely brushwork there, Colin! You remind me with this post that I've got a bunch of Minden uhlans in the lead pile here that need painting. And I've only had them about two years.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  3. Nicely done, I like your friends brushwork as well :-)

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    1. thanks Norm. If you look closely there's lots going on in this painting.

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  4. Thanks for this post Colin. Glad to see the painting provided inspiration - but you must do those lance pennants they are the best bit! For those not familiar with my work they can see the website http://cheltenham-art.com/chrisgregg2.htm (still awaiting recent updates) or instagram: www.instagram.com/chrisgregg173

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  5. Very nice Eureka figures Colin

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