This is a composite brigade made up of the following regiments :
Müffling Musketeers, Prince Clemens, Kurfurst.
It presents something of a challenge then to model as a single brigade. We some battalions of a Prussian Regiment, IR 49 ... and battlions of 2 different Saxon regiments.
In other Divisions, there are similar infantry brigades, again made up of battalions pulled from several different regiments.
Bit of a mess there .... what to do ?
What I will do with my Saxons then is to model each Brigade as a consistent unit, so the facing colours match for each block of infantry. This would be a more practical way of modelling the whole Saxon army for the battlefield.
So I shall make a number of brigades, and paint each one with matching facings and a matching flag for the command stand. The figures will then be interchangable for the various Divisions, since the facing colours on the model are not relevant to the varied facing colours of the real life brigade. Simple !
|Infantrie Brigade Belvilaqua.. One of several Saxon Brigades being modelled. I have gone with light green facings and flag for this unit. Figures by Eureka Miniatures 18mm Saxon range again. Excellent figures !|
|4 bases of line infantry .. command group with flag on the left, and NCO with spontoon on the end of the line on the right. The spontoon would be lowered by the NCO during battle manoeuvres to assist in dressing the lines.|
|The whole brigade arrayed for battle, in massed lines of battalion, with battalion guns in support.|
|I like the figures so much .. I thought I would throw in another shot from a similar angle.|
|Brigade in line, ready to advance to combat !|