Sunday, March 18, 2018

Explosion markers and more casualties for Salute 2018

I have painted some more casualties for our salute game "Battle at Stäket 1719", both Swedish and Russian this time.

I also tried out to make me some explosion markers to represent the heavy bombardment the Russians troops experienced from the Swedish galleys. Thanks to Jay for an exellent explosion marker tutorial.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1st Batalion Södermanands regiment 1719

1st batalion of the Swedish Södermanlands Regiment finished for our salute 2018 demo game, Battle of Stäket 1719. Jesper are in the progress of painting the 2nd batalion.

The batalion are composed of 1x6 Forlorn Hope (command and colour platoon) and 4x12 Shot (musketeer companies) in total 54 minis.

All minis from Ebor Miniatures.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Kings new Clothes

The King have got new clothes or at least some paint. Got the stunning minis, from my matey Sören at Eagle of Empire miniatures, of the Swedish King 1523-1560, Gustav Eriksson, House of Vasa some weeks ago, painted it right away but havent taken any pictures untill now. I choose to paint inspired by the Carl Larsson painting that inspired to the mini in it self.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Östgötatremännings regiment 1719

I have painted a bunch of minis for the Östgötatremännings regiment that also took part in the Battle of Stäket 1719. Most of them manned the oars on the galleys but at least 2 companies took part in the actual fightign with the Russians and was defending the unfinished fortification to the left of the Södermanlands regiment.

I shoose to depict them in Carpus to differate them from Södermanlands regiment. 97% of the minis are from Ebor miniatures and one of them are from Warfare miniatures.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

1719 Artillery crew and Officers

Latest addition to our Salute 2018 project are Swedish artillery crew as well as some Officers. All minis except one are from Ebor miniatures, the last one are from Warfare miniatures.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rebels for ACW

I painted some more Rebs for my Rebels and Patriots ACW force, this time some basic infantry, the should represent troops from Louisiana. As it seems several of the early war Louisiana Infantry used blue uniforms, thath they later was ordered to turn in side out due to friendly fire incidents, I painted them in a mix of blue, gray and beige tones.

For Rebels and Patriots they will be fielded as Line Infantry with 12 minis in each unit and one of them also have the Officer included.

Most minis from the Perry plastic box "ACW 120 American Civil War Union Infantry in sack coats Skirmishing 1861-65"

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Arrived with the post today - Swdish Line Infantry 1808-09

It have been a long wait, today I got them, the first 4 packs of Swedish Line Infantry for the Finnish War made by Alan Perry. Alan have done a greate work and I know he got invaluable information from Martin at the Swedish Army museum that are a true expert in the matter of Swedish Napoleonic Uniforms. Looking forward to more minis in the range, rumours telling Cavalry, in time we will see.

Not decided how to paint them, the one I converted my self i painted in the Swedish regiment "Upplands Regiment" so I reccon I will go for a Finnish regiment this time, probably "Björneborgs regiment" 

By the way if you by any chanse missed it, by 1808 Sweden and Finland was one contry - Sweden, and had been so for about 500 years. Finland was the eastern part of Sweden and by the loss of the Finnish War in 1809 and thereby the loss of Finland the Swedish Kingdom lost 25% of its population and 1/3 of its teritorry

Napoleonic Swedish Army 1808-09 
28mm metal figures designed by Alan Perry
SWED 1 Infantry command advancing 1808-09
SWED 2 Infantry marching 1808-09
SWED 3 Infantry command standing 1808-09
SWED 4 Infantry firing line 1808-09