Friday, April 18, 2014

Kärrebössa



I have painted one more medieval artillery piece for my Kalmar Union War project.

The miniature are a Perry one form their WotR range.


The first account of mobile artillery in Sweden was during the Puke rebellion in 1436 the Swedish Marsk Karl Knutsson, House of Bonde are told to have had a couple of "Kärrebössor" (cartgun) with them to use against the rebells.


Later in his career, now King, Karl Knutsson, House of Bonde in 1452 invaded Scania during a war with Denmark, according to the Karl´s Chronicles the Swedish army brought 20 "Kärrebössor" (cartgun) with them, and an army of 100 000 men...that part might be a bit exaggerated 10 000 might be mor in line with the truth...but the winner dictates the history expecially as the Karl´s Chronicles was written by order of the King himself...


In 1464 the Danes was besten by the Swedish rebells under command of the Linköping Bishop Kettil Karlsson, House of Vasa at the battle at Haraker. It is told that the Swedish rebells used artillery to defeat the Danes and at least one cannon ball have been found in the area of the battle.





24 comments:

  1. That's some excellent painting once again!

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  2. Very nice unit and write up on the birth of Swedish artillery - love that it was called "the puke rebellion".

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    1. :)

      Didn´t think about it Sören, suppouse the House of Puke didn´t get sent to England as ambassadors...

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  3. Really good stuff Michael!

    Darrell.

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  4. Superb work Michael and a great piece for your collection.
    Pat.

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  5. Great work and interesting build!

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  6. Great stuff...medieval guns..who can beat em ??

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    1. Thaks Pauö !

      You are the medieval gun master Paul after building a working one:)

      Best regards Michael

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  7. Looking nice and great background!

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  8. Great! The figures look like they are chatting about how to deploy the cannon for a better shot at the enemy :o) great painting on the cannon model and crew -- excellent!

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    1. Appreciated ! Glad you noticed the chatting Phil :)

      Best regards Michael

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  9. Thnak you very much my friends !

    Happy Easter !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  10. That's an impressive stand and Happy Easter Michael.

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  11. Very nice work, in fact a beautiful small gun vignette! Got the same perry gun somewhere among the other unpainted items, its waiting to become a Burgundian siege cannon!
    Best regards
    Stefan

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  12. A nice looking artillery piece!

    Christopher

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  13. A stunning piece of artillery Michael!

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  14. Very nice work Michael! I hope the freedom fighters get to use it. ;)

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  15. As with all your posts, a very pleasant combination of fascinating history and lovely figures. What are those rods a d brackets at the back of the gun - some kind of aiming/elevation device?
    M

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  16. Thank you a lot for the information. Very nice models!

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