I've been slowly working my way through plastic animals from various sources.
28mm Mule Train
I bought the 1/48 Pegasus Gold Miners set, the mules in the set are suitable for 28mm, whereas the figures are about 38mm in height and I'll make use of those later. I decided to make up some sabot bases for the mules so their handlers could be swapped out. I cut some card board bases out and used some thin clear plastic for the underside
varying handlers for periods or sides means I don't have to make a mule/pony train for each
shown here finished with some 18th civilian handlers
or military handlers...
Pegasus also do a 1/48 farm animal set which may be useful.
40mm Calves and Foal
The animals from the plastic tubes (see previous post) were rather variable in scale; so the larger ones have been used to represent younger 40mm animals
If you want information on the army of Saxony in the early 1730's then this book is the business ...
Book Info: Die Armee Augusts des Starken (the Army of Augustus the Strong), by Reinhold Muller, ISBN 30327-00229-0. (size 22.5cm x 20cm, ~115 pages).
The book covers all the units and organization of the army. There is an illustration of the uniform of each unit. Although written in german you can find the info you need reasonably well. A quick peek at the content (not the full illustration).. infantry regiment Sachsen-Weimar
I got the book yesterday and have been avidly perusing it; with the infantry and cavalry in red coats they could be just right for my project to re-build the army of the Duchy of Fenwick (the friendly next door neighbours to Wittenberg).
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and its neighbours (including the Kingdom of Monrovia and their allies). My inspiration being drawn from 'Charge or How to Play Wargames' by Young & Lawford and 'The Wargame' by Charles Grant.
I have a number of other period interests for wargaming (from ancients to WW2), these have their own blogs, see below.