During the holidays I finally finished my Saxony contingent for the Great Northern War for which two of the local boys independently started the same project. They twisted my ‘rather rubber wargame arm’ to have me create some reinforcements for WillB’s Russians to face the fury of KevinA’s elite Swedish foe.
For the most part the other two have used Warlord’s (ex-Wargames Factory) plastic WSS figures and I have followed in that path and also altered my usual painting style to give them a very basic paint coat then cover the lot with Army Painters ‘Soft Tone’ (from the small bottle) While it certainly darkens the tones, it provides a similar effect as the other collectors forces.
It might be noted that they were rebased from individual stands to square multiples (40mm) given the more formal lines of battle. I have large enough force of line infantry and cavalry and contingents of dragoons and grenadiers along with artillery support to satisfy most of our scenario requirements.
Fun minor project and interesting to gather the campaign and indeed uniform information as it is one of the few major wars I was not really familiar with. I like the colour red so this would be the army for me, it would appear!
|Saxon cuirassier without their red overcoats!|
|newly painted dragoons|
|My red coated mass of the Electorate of Saxony c 1706|