Friday, September 7, 2018

Finnish War 1808-09 Swedish cavalry by Perry




The postman brought me some new shiny stuff tiday, the latest Perry Napoleonic Swedes for the Finnish War 1808-1809. This time Alan have focused on the main two cavalry units that was deployed in Finland, The Karelian dragoons and the Nyland dragoons. 

Both units had similar uniform and equipment but to differ them a bit more than theri headgear the Karelian dragoons are sculped with open jackets, looking greate in my mind. The Karelian dragoons have Bicorne and the Nyland dragoons have shako. 

The 3 minis in each code are delivered with 3 horses in different poses,  it is the same 3 horse poses in all four codes. 

Over all I really like the look of the Cavalry Alan has made and I´m so pleased that he started working on the Swedish Napoleonic range and that Martin at the swedish army museum can provide Alan with so good information regarding the uniforms. More Swedish minis to come I heard :)

Below a bunch of pictures of the minis right from the boxes.






From 1807 no Swedish cavalry carried carbines or musketoons but was armed with Saber and a pair of pistols.  

The pistols was manufactured in pairs. one Smoothbore and one Rifled and they also had a attachable stock that could be mountd on either of the pistols making them in to a small "carbine".

Below a Swedish pistol m/1807 with stock attached.






4 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the new units up and charging, a nice period🙂

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  2. Great to see some more Swedish stuff being produced Michael:)

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  3. Looking forward to seeing them painted, I done a article on the Sweedes in 1809 in the now defunct Broadsword magazine.

    cheers
    Matt

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  4. They look good so far, bring on the paint!

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