Saxon army resources update
Posted by Martin on May 3, 2009
The web is a transitory thing and sometimes places I provide links to from here disappear overnight, never to be seen again. This usually happens to personal sites of gamers and painters but it can also happen to more “official” sites. So, with that in mind, I’ve started to save local copies of many of the uniform plates I link to from BfK and I’m also going to put copies of these plates here as a sort-of back-up location in case the original sources disappear.
I’ve begun this process on my Saxon Army Resources page with the Knötel and Augsburg plates. Later, I’ll add the Sauerweid plates. Doing this has also spurred me on to thinking about setting up a Prussian Army Resources page (especially given that I’m now in the process of writing my article for Wargames Illustrated). Beyond that, I’m also considering construction of a Württemberg Army Resources page. If you think the Saxon army is poorly covered in books published in the English language, you should spare a moment for anybody interested in the Württembergers. There’s never even been an Osprey Men-at-Arms for them.
BTW, if the Osprey people are reading (and I know you do sometimes), I’d be interested in helping you update the old Saxon Men-at-Arms (you’re going to pick up sales soon with at least three figure manufacturers working on Saxon ranges for different periods of the Napoleonic Wars) and I’d also be interested in helping you put together a Württembergers Men-at-Arms (it is the glaring omission from the sequence of “Napoleon’s German Allies” books, after all).