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MarbotsChasseurs09 Dec 2020 1:38 p.m. PST

From the Perry Facebook Page. Curse you von Winderfedlt for not telling anyone!

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And the two NEW Napoleonic ranges are….
1806 Prussians and 1806-09 Saxons!
These were going to be released together but we're so busy at Perry Mins at the moment it was better to stagger it a bit. So today we're releasing the first nine codes of Prussians, the Saxons a little latter, probably January.
1806 Prussians
The first batch are all musketeers and schützen; grenadiers to follow shortly. The Prussian Army of 1806 was a very colourful army in complete contrast to the later one. There were three cuff designs Brandenburg, Swedish and Round. The Round cuffs could easily be painted as Brandenburg. The Prussian musket was designed with a larger hole to the pan so was primed from the muzzle rather than the pan; hence you'll notice the musket drill on some figures is a little different from other armies. The Saxons however, used the same design.
I'd like to thank Hans-Karl Weiss for all his help with research on both armies.
Grahame Black of GMB Designs has also kindly restarted work on the Saxon flags for the 1806-09 Army which should be available soon, keep an eye on his website!
These are all available on our website
Prussian Army 1806
28mm metal figures
Designed by Alan Perry
EP 1 Musketeer command standing (Brandenburg cuffs)
EP2 Musketeer firing line (Brandenburg cuffs)
EP 3 Musketeers standing to attention (Brandenburg cuffs)
EP 4 Schützen skirmishing (Brandenburg cuffs)
EP 5 Musketeer command marching (Swedish cuffs)
EP 6 Musketeers marching (Swedish cuffs)
EP 7 Schützen skirmishing (Swedish cuffs)
EP 8 Musketeer command marching (round cuffs, can be painted as Brandenburg)
EP 9 Musketeers marching (round cuffs, can be painted as Brandenburg)

MiniPigs09 Dec 2020 5:07 p.m. PST

Stunning figures, thanks for the news.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2020 5:23 p.m. PST

I cannot overstate how excited I am by this.

von Winterfeldt09 Dec 2020 10:48 p.m. PST

very nice – not only doing the right poses for the self priming pan but also covering the Schützen – along with the Scharfschützen rifled carbine very well.

These could fight either attached to their battalion but also ad hoc units of several Schützen platoons could be formed – sort as light infantry "battalion"

Decebalus10 Dec 2020 3:49 a.m. PST

It would be nice, if they made saxons for 1806 and 1809. Their Bavarians also have two different times (1809 and 1812+), so it would not be different.

von Winterfeldt10 Dec 2020 6:33 a.m. PST

@Decebalus

and 1806-09 Saxons!

Bill N10 Dec 2020 6:35 a.m. PST

Its a good thing that I still have a pile of metal and plastic to work through. Otherwise I could see myself starting a Prussian 1806 army.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

But how did Tango miss this?

Oh just wait a while….

BTW today's message suggests Saxons are to be expected as well.

MarbotsChasseurs10 Dec 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

Deadhead,

He needs a break from all of his good work sometimes! On a serious note, without Tango I wouldn't know about half the miniature figure news out there!

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2020 1:08 p.m. PST

Is this the same young, bespectacled H-K I met at Dieppe in '84, at the NapAssn affair with Chris and Gerd?
Wunderssss…. maybe there's a slide somewhere…
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*PS- Yes if I wasn't up to my ears in 'other' enemies to paint, and 'advance in to 1806' might have been in order… (I did them in 15mm years ago (Ral Partha??) but sold them a way back_

nsolomon9914 Dec 2020 1:15 p.m. PST

Great news for all you 28mm'ers.

I want to put in a plug for the 1806 Prussians, they fought the French Army at its zenith and still were able to stand and trade blows for many hours.

Yes, Davout's III Corps won a spectacular victory at Auerstadt but at the cost of 30% casualties, so the Prussians were no walkover.

At the rank and file level they were good troops. The failures at Saalfeld, Jena, Auerstadt, etc were caused higher up the command chain.

Well worth building a Prussian 1806 Army, they look gorgeous as well. If 28mm floats your boat these Perry's look to be just the thing, and I'm sure the Grenadiers, artillery and cavalry will not be far behind.

Decebalus15 Dec 2020 1:35 a.m. PST

@von Winterfeldt.

"Saxons 1806-1809" could mean two things:
1) our saxons are usable for both wars.
2) we make different saxons for both wars.

I am a little concerned, that option 1) happens.

von Winterfeldt15 Dec 2020 2:52 a.m. PST

I would bet on option 2 – they are too different – 1806 would not fit for 1809 or the other way round.

It is also nice to see that Alan Perry did French light infantry for 1805 / 07 as well.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2020 1:18 p.m. PST

and the 'type' from Prussia to Saxon isn't a very long march either… so yes logical expectations…

MarbotsChasseurs15 Dec 2020 2:00 p.m. PST

I can't wait to see some of the top painters work on the Saxons. After reading about the Battle of Saalfeld, I have been a fan ever since.

von Winterfeldt15 Dec 2020 10:35 p.m. PST

You have to consider that the infantry did wear the Kittel in 1806 – a sort of over coat – but with turn backs in natural linen, grenadiers with bearskin caps in cover.

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von Winterfeldt12 Jan 2021 10:19 a.m. PST

The range continues – Saxons 1806 – and you have the Kittel option as well, great

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von Winterfeldt12 Jan 2021 10:31 a.m. PST

also Saxon Schützen

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18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 2:14 p.m. PST

I have a ton of painted 28mm 1806 Prussians that I'd love to sell. Not because of the Perry figures coming out but because my group here in Atlanta will never game this period. I did a 1:20 ratio and most of my infantry battalions are at 36 figures. I have around 3 to 4 brigades which means at between 15-20 battalions. I have some cav and artillery as well. If someone wants to make the trip to the Atlanta area I will help load the containers into your car because shipping would be way too prohibitive. I'll be asking $6 USD/figure. PM me or respond here.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2021 1:52 p.m. PST

As predicted 9 years ago___

"von Winterfeldt 08 Oct 2012 8:40 a.m. PST

the only rescue – would be if the Perrys would have a go for those armies."

;-)
[See- I do my research! d]

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