Wednesday, June 19, 2013

House of Svarte Skåning


I have had then around for quite some time... my Perry Knights and followers for my Kalmar Union War projet. So I have started to paint 16 of them and here are some pictures of the first 8 Knights with retinue..


This small unit will represent the Nobleman Ture Jönsson of the House of Svarte Skåning and his retinue.


Ture Jönsson was born in 1417 and died in 1481. He was a Knight and a Judge in the region Västergötaland.


He had estates at Åkerö and Rådmansö in Sweden and also in Halland that during this era was a part of Denmark.


In 1456 he is also appointed, by the Danish King Kristian, Comander of Axevalla hus the most important Castle in Central Sweden. It is said that he was a harsh man against the Allmoge.


In the later part of the 1440´s Ture Jönsson married Birgitta Henriksdotter of the House of Snakeborg, they get their Daughter Öllegård in 1450. Some sourses state that they also got 2 more daughters Karin and Ragnhild.




22 comments:

  1. They're looking great so far! I realy like what one can learn about northern history while following your blog. So keep it coming.

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    1. Thaks!

      One of my goals with my blog are to share the Swedish history with you all:)

      Best regards Michael

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  2. Nice looking unit... the flag is made of linnen right?

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    1. Thank you !

      Indeed made of linnen as all the flags for my Kalmar Union Project, will have to keep to easy CoA´s.

      Best regards Michael

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  3. A great pair of bases- figures look filled with purpose as well as being well painted.Nice!

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  4. Superb stuff as usual, and great background. Banner is excellent.

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  5. Thank you for appreciated comments !

    Best regards Michael

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  6. Excellent looking troops Michael!

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  7. Oh nice to see this project tuffing along.
    Now when you have the main miniatures established you can allways add a unit or character every now and then without them felling lonly. :)

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    1. Thats the plan, I got plenty of minis to play with, but there are always more needed;) More artillery...more dissmounted knights...more mountedknechts...and of course more allmoge:)

      Best regards Michael

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  8. Nice looking unit and great standard. As usual.

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  9. Stunning work Michael, I really like these. The whole dynamic stand really catches the eye.

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    1. Thanks Michael

      Glad you mentioned the dynamic in the stands as I trie to put some thought in it then I arrange the minsi so they dont look so stiff and in straight lines. I try to get at lest some movement in them.

      Best regards Michael

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  10. Lovely work Michael! Looking forward to crushing them on the wargaming table. ;)

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    1. Thanks Jonas !

      It will be a tought nut to crac for the Allmoge when I dissmount my Danish Knights and charge the Bråtar your hide your peseants behind:) I even have to paint some more Allmoge for you so you will have any chanse at all;)

      Best regards Michael

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  11. Great work there and I love your painting skills on display. I like the little history stuff with them too

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  12. Fantastic looking group of infantry. Best,D ean

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  13. A beautiful unit; great flag!!

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