Friday, 20 January 2017

From KenR : 15mm SYW Saxon Infantry Part 2 (132 Points)


Entry one from the brushes of The Yarkshire Gamer were two battalions of these 15mm SYW Saxon Infantry and entry six is the final four battalions I needed to complete the Saxon Infantry Contingent at Minden.


If you missed the last post, the basic private figure was commissioned by our gaming club in the early 90s. Each Battalion has 16 Figs and a flag, the two units netted me 66 points last time so I'm guessing 4 will be handy looking 132 points. I also have a foot in a 15mm SYW side challenge so these will keep me ticking along nicely.


SYW-wise now the Saxons are done I have some British Artillery next up followed by some British Cavalry, after that my "to paint" box only has 2 French Cavalry Units left  (That's the 15mm SYW box only !) might have to get some more.


Onto my days off now so the 28mm AWI Cavalry IS going to get finished, honest.


Hello Ken, thanks for this great little SYW entry to break up Stave's waves of German armour. They look really nice in their simple uniforms but colourful flags. I like your low-key groundwork on these too, doesn't detract form the advancing ranks of infantry.  

You are absolutely right on the points tally: the troops and their nice flags make 132 for you, bringing your tally to 541, more than 2/3rds of the way to your target. 
Phil

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    1. Thanks Adam, all 14 battalions done now, in danger of having to buy more Figs, again.

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  2. I seem to be typing "I know nothing about the SYW" over and over again. That does not stop me looking at these and thinking WOW.

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    1. Cheers Clint, glad to be the teacher of SYW.

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    2. I may take you up on that it seems more interesting and less well known than Napoleonic!

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    3. Lots of great and unusual uniforms, Prussian troops can be a bit super human in some rules which is why I have based my Armies on Northern Europe and the Minden Campaign. Hope to get back gaming the period in the Summer.

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    4. I think it was because of their successes in the 7YW that stunned everyone when Napoleon stomped them fast later on!;)

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    1. Thanks Rod, I will put up some pics of the full 14 battalions on my Yarkshire Gamer blog over the weekend.

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    1. Thanks, looks even better when all 14 are together.

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  5. One of my favourite periods, never painted any Saxons though? Great work Ken!

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    1. Cheers Ray, they formed a decent chunk of the French Army in the north, useful to have lying around.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to dig up my copy of 'Barry Lyndon'. :)

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    1. I think BL is being spruced up and rereleased this year.

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    2. Most definitely a Barry moment

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  7. Great units. I am really loving all the SYW stuff this year. Long live the lace wars!

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    1. Too right Peter, SYW has been neglected too long.

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  8. Nice work Ken - our side duel is definitely hotting up :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, I have run out of Infantry figures to paint though. Artillery next ;-)

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  9. Lovely job. Nice to see them ranked up

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    1. Thanks Dave, you can never have too many ranks !

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  10. Bloody lovely, these will be hard to follow as I start work on my sons French!

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian, looking forward to your French.

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  11. Another amazing 15mm SYW entry Ken!

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  12. Great choice of regiments, I also love the scenics you used for the pictures!

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    1. Thanks Sander, the scenics are a good way of hiding the 28mm WW1 game going on in the background.

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  13. Ken, I've really been enjoying your SYW entries. Lovely to see these splendid troops in array.

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  14. Thanks Michael, that's all 14 of the Saxon Infantry done now, I've put some pics on Yarkshire Gamer

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  15. A wonderful looking array of troops!

    Christopher

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  16. A gorgeous display of 15's! I hope you do buy more as I'd like to them done up like these!

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    1. Thanks David, there are a couple of thousand painted figures of Allies and French in a cupboard at Castle R as a start.

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