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Markconz14 Apr 2019 8:33 p.m. PST

Generals painted up.
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 1:04 a.m. PST

They look great. I had a gap in my Zastrow (due to one being sacrificed in a conversion that really did not work) so filled it with a spare Front Rank Frenchie painted up as a general. It gave me the excuse to paint him with red breeches, but I wonder if that was right?

Markconz15 Apr 2019 1:43 a.m. PST

Cheers Liam, yes red breeches were pre 1810 I think I read in Rawkins.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

Sob.

As far as I recall, Borodino was a bit after that…..

My general is no fashion icon. Conservative sort of chap. He kept his favourite pair of Breeches and hang the rest of them!

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

Knötel puts one in red breeches in 1812.
Maybe wanted to use the old stock. 🤓
But another image from Saxon a😋armee history, in white.
Maybe I will do one in pink.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 7:09 a.m. PST

Stripes. Red and white candy stripes.

Rather fetching I would imagine.

Cavalry generals in the Saxon army certainly wore red breeches. I say this with great confidence and authority, because I know of one classical example. (Snag is he is only 28mm tall and on my bookshelves)

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Striped one works both period!
So far most of mine are for cavalry, good.

Like when I searched if coukd have funny looking Russian geberals. Duh they do follow strict regulation. Found only two who got promoted during the 182 campaign, no tile for tailor made new stuff. Esp one who died mid way.

von Winterfeldt17 Apr 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Saxon generals could have red trousers post 1809 – see Collas

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very nice miniatures and painting

Markconz17 Apr 2019 7:31 p.m. PST

Thanks von Winterfeldt, good to know! Might even add it to help the distinction from other command.

Also don't know of anyone who makes 28mm Saxon generals with gold scalloping on the bicorne.

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