Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saxon Artillery in the 18th Century

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Anyone interested in the Saxon artillery of the 18th Century should probably go have a look at the post on Scheck's blog. He has repainted his Saxon artillery on the basis of what he found in the book, published in the old DDR about the Army of Augustus the Strong, he of the 365 children including Marshal Saxe.It is in German and the pictures are multilingual.

Too bad they do not sell it here, since this is where their customer is, but maybe there is a way after all.

He found the book at the fair in Kulmbach that I was trying to find some months ago when I was posting about the tremendous battle at Kesselsdorf just before Christmas of 1745, which was also just before Frederick, about to be called 'the Great,' went to the Opera in Dresden to see the performance by the incomparable Faustina Bordoni.

If I remember correctly in my articles on that subject mostly December 2010 I also link out to some other Saxon uniform pictures, and other information such as OB and narratives, for infantry and cavalry also.

The Saxon artillery was responsible for blasting apart the pre-planned combined arms divisional attack that started the winter battle, and Frederick was not present. The remarkable attack, which was blasted by this artillery,  was set up by the Alte Dessauer, and the king showed up after it was over.

We do not know exactly how much he ate his impatient words from the week before, trying to rush the AD, nor how jealous he was, when he saw what happened before he could get there in person.

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  1. They certainly look fine in the green, just like my Prince George unit!!....well maybe??

  2. Well I am not normally one for the Proctologie Drosophilere at all, but come on, you have got a. Preban Kankik, b. the colours of Da Bearss and c. the colours of my blog all agree, and that reference someone gave from Dan Schorr actually was ten years later.

    Should be a slam dunk. Plus the first of two Packers games is Sunday.

  3. Love it! Great blog - awesome design! Followed! Good update!