Monday, 4 April 2016

The Saxon Guard

The first battalion Saxon Guard are now ready to take the field against the Swedes, I intend to do 2 battalions for each regiment including the Saxon and Polish Guard. One of the reasons for doing this is that my Wargaming colleague Steve Shann already has an army for the slightly earlier period with units having 5 bases each, if I remove two bases from the second battalion and add to the first this will allow me to create 5 base units to fight Steve's armies.

The Saxons are particularly useful having sent battalions to fight for the Anglo Dutch under Marlborough as well as simultaniously  fighting the Swedes. The Guard like other units had battalions fighting the French in the War of the Spanish Succession at the same time as the Swedes in the Great Northern War. So really useful troops to have.