Okay, I will be honest: at the fair at Kulmbach I found a fascinating book about the Saxon Army in the 1730s, written and edited by the former east-german military editor: Militärbuch-Verlag der DDR; the book´s name is "Die Armee August des Starken".
In this book there is a complete list of the Saxon Artillery stuff and illustrations. I immediately changed the colour of my artillery and train from the green into the black-brown with yellow metal fittings. But how to know the exact tone of yellow painted metal in the 18. century? I browsed on some pages about Saxony and found this:
This cannons are part of the museum on the Burg Königstein in Eastern Saxony. I never believe in this light yellow and heavy contrast and decided to follow other sources.
On a painting of Canaletto at the city of Meissen, I found two examples, see here:
After comparing this painting with the book of the military archive of former GDR, I decided to use a more dark and ochre-orientated yellow for the metallic parts. In 2 nights I repainted then my whole Saxon Artillery...
See here the result:
|The new black-yellow guns with staff|
|The riding drivers had different uniforms: here carrying a mortar|
|I also lightened the green uniforms.|
And, as usual, here the official Artillery´s flag:
|To download, just pull the image on your desktop: the size is scaled for 40mm figures.|