Monday, May 30, 2011

House of Oxenstierna

Here comes some pictures of the first unit of Swedish/rebell Allmoge Militia under command of Kristiern Bengtsson from the House of Oxenstierna, He was the brother of the in 1463 imprisoned Swedish Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson.

The Oxenstiernas was first Pro-Union but when the Danish King Kristian I Imprisoned the Archbishop Jöns they turned rebells...but in a year or two they was back on the Pro-union side again...

Coat of Arms for the House of Oxenstierna

Some variations of the Coat of Arms

Kristiern Bengtsson from the House of Oxenstierna commanding Allmoge from the county of Uppland, a region there the Oxenstiernas had lots of influence.

Here are some closeups of the Unit Commander Kristiern Bengtsson and a Picture of a Churche painting that I used as Inspiration for him. The Church painting are from Tensta Church in Uppland and are a portray of Kristierns and Jöns father Bengt Jönsson.


  1. Very nice unit and a great read. Two questions:

    What are you using for the tall grass on the front right and back left base in the top picture?

    Second, any recommendations for further reading on the conflict?

  2. good looking unit and nice theme. I like it.

  3. Thanks !

    The tall grass are Woodland Senics FIELD GRASS Natural Straw(FG171), that I make my own tuft with my gluegun;) The small tufts are from, like the one on the Command baes are from Ziterdes Tufts of Grass 105 pcs. - Summer and Fall Art. No: 12118.

    Further reading is a hard one as ther arn´t much in English...not what I know of...But The Osprey book Men-at-Arms 399 Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2) would be a start. and You might alsoe take a look at Men-at-Arms 396 Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1) 1100–1300 and Men-at-Arms 436 The Scandinavian Baltic Crusades 1100–1500 AND alsoe the Men-at-Arms 166 German Medieval Armies 1300–1500 are good regarding all the german mercenarys in the danish army.

    The Cambridge History of Scandinavia: Prehistory to 1520 seams nice but is extreamly expensive...€144...

    The A History of the Swedish People: From Prehistory to the Renaissance v. 1 (Paperback)By Vilhelm Moberg had a more fair price €12, I haven´t read it but Moberg are considered one of Swedens more proven I guess I have to get it;)

    Prices from

    Best regards Dalauppror

  4. Great painting skills, the figures and flag look great!

  5. Excellent figures again...
    Do you have any thoughts on what would comprise a Swedish Army for Basic Impetus? If so can you share them with us?
    best wishes

  6. Thanks Alan

    Ofcourse do I have thoughts on a Swedish amylist for Basic Impetus.

    I put one togheter for "Rebell Swedish" and one for "Union/Danish" and post it here on the blog during the day.

    Best regards Dalauppror