Advancing Lights and Guard Grenadiers of the Saxon persuasion

Calpe Miniatures have snuck some new releases out the doors of Calpe Towers. More later Napoleonic Saxon infantry which should come as no surprise to anyone who follow these things.

There are more Light Infantry. This time around they are in “advancing” poses. So now you can model your Light Infantry as firing/skirmishing, march attack (muskets held vertically) or advancing (muskets held to the front high porte, low porte etc).

    • S75 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Muskets at low porte. Covered shakos
    • S76 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Muskets at high porte. Covered shakos
    • S77 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Calfskin shako covers. Two with muskets at low porte and two with muskets at high porte
    • S78 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Head turn pack. Two with covered shakos and two with calfskin shako covers. One of each pair at high and the other at low porte
    • S79 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Greatcoat roll pack. Two with covered shakos and two with calfskin shako covers. One of each pair at high and the other at low porte
    • S80 – Four light infantry figures in advancing poses. Two bareheaded and two forage cap figures. In each pair one carries the musket at high porte and the other at low porte
    • S81 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Two are falling casualty figures and two are in enthuiastic poses. Two figures have covered shakos and the other two have the calfskin shako covers

Above: S81 – Enthusiastic and falling casualty pack sure looks useful for more than just the advancing poses

    • S82 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Command pack composed of NCO, drummer, bugler and sapper. Two figures have covered shakos and two have calfskin shako covers
    • S83 – Four light infantry officers in advancing poses. Three are foot officers and one is mounted (horse included)
    • S84 – Headquarters pack. Two mounted figures and two foot figures,. This vingete is based on the Schubauer painting and drawing of the Saxon light infantry at the battle of Pobodna in Russia.

The Calpe website Guides & Research pages go into more detail on the Schubaur drawings on the Saxon Light Infantry page.

Above: the relevant detail from the bottom left of the Schubaur drawing below …

Above: the The Battle of Podobna on August 12, 1812
Schubauer, Friedrich Leopold (1862)

 

But there’s more. The Saxon Guard Grenadiers have also put in an appearance.

Above: A Saxon Grenadier Guardsman as seen on a Knötel and Lezius Sturm cigarette card. Many thanks to Befreiungskriege 1813-14 Saxon Army Resources

    • S85 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress with covered shakos
    • S86 – Four saxon grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress but with calfskin shako covers
    • S87 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. Two have their heads turned and two have grestcoat rolls. Three have covered shakos and the fourth has a calfskin shako cover
    • S88 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. One bareheaded figure, One with a gadaged head, one wears the forage cap and the last is in an enthusiastic pose
    • S89 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attcak poses. Command pack made up of a standard bearer (finial included but not the flag), two NCO standard guards, one senior NCO, a drummer and a sapper. Four figures have covered shakos and two have calfskin shako covers
    • S90 – Four Saxon guard grenadier officers in advancing poses. Three are foot officers and the fourth is a mounted officer (horse included)
    • S91 – Six Saxon Guard Grenadiers in skirmish poses. Two are firing, two are loading and two are holding fire. Four figures have covered shakos the other two have calfskin shako covers.

As is the norm for Calpe Miniatures those wanting their guardsmen in their bearskin headgear are out of luck. Calpe Miniatures present their figures as they would be seen on the battleground, not the parade ground.

Above: as of typing the Calpe website does not show any images of the Guard Grenadiers … yet. Hopefully images will soon appear and hopefully when they do appear they will of painted figures which will be an excellent painting resource

 

One suspects that this will complete the infantry phase of the Saxon range. By the reckoning of von Peter himself that leaves the cavalry, the horse artillery, limbers & caissons … and whatever else is left!!  😃

 

Gratuitous helpful hint: many of images above are “clickable”.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

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