Introduction to the Calpe 1813 Saxons
Posted by Martin on November 14, 2007
There, I knew that would grab your attention.
Peter F. has written a short introductory article for the forthcoming Calpe 1813 Saxons range. In a couple of days I’ll be adding this document on the official Calpe Web site but I thought you’d like a sneak preview and, anyway, Peter’s asked me to post it here because he’d like people to post their comments. You’ll see why when you read the article for yourselves.
It’s entitled Introduction to the Saxons – Historical or Fantasy! and it’s Peter’s explanation of the thought processes and extensive research he’s been through for the Saxon range that have led to him to decide to be true to himself and produce an historically accurate range of Saxons in campaign dress rather than give in to appeals to produce a more decorative but historically inaccurate range of “plumed up popinjays”.
It’ll come as no surpose to you that I fully support Peter’s decision to go for authenticity. There are many reasons for this: firstly, it follows the precedent set by the Prussian range; secondly, the Calpe reputation is built on deep research and historical accuracy and it would be daft to sacrifice that; thirdly, Saxons are colourful enough anyway. Lastly, and tellingly, in my mind – it’s just plain the right thing to do.
So please read and enjoy the article (I found the information about shako covers fascinating) and look forward to the first set of figures. But most important of all: please, please, please give us your feedback by commenting here. It’s your chance to communicate with a masterful sculpter at the very inception of a brand new range of figures. How often do you get that sort of opportunity?