Wednesday, July 27, 2011

House of Vinstorp

Here we have some Danish and German mercenarys under command of Staffan Bengtsson from the House of Vinstorp.

The Hous of Vinstorp was from the border nobility. i.e Nobles that often had estates on boath sides of the Danish/Swedish border in the area around Scania, Blekinge and Halland (Denmark at the time) and Småland, Östergötalans (Sweden at the time).

Many Nobles from the border nobility sided with the Union/Danish as they wanted to preserve the union for easy trad over the border and easy access to their estates on both sides.

My aim was to using red, yellow and white a little more to get a slightly obvious Union/Danish and "uniform" look of the unit, as they was mercenarys

At the moment the Danish/Union unit also have a couple of crossbow bases, not realy sure if they fought mixed as the Allmoge, probablu not, but at the moment they do... I will paint up some more and then I will have tha possibility to chose...

All minis are from the Perry plastic mercenary box, with coverted pikes to Bills. The Commandes arms are from a old Games Workshop Empire box...

As you can see I have tow different colour schemes, one for the banner and one for the trumpet flag...The House of Vinstorp was a little special about their Coat of Arms, two contemporary members did not use the same colours on their Coat of Arms, as was the costumary with other Noble Houses.

Coat of arms for the House of Vinstorp

Several alternative Coat of Arms for the House of Vinstorp


  1. Very nice figures, love the detail and info on the flag too.

  2. Top looking unit,i like the flag info too :-)


  3. Thanks Jason !

    I realy like your La Navas de Tolosa 1212, Hail Caesar Battle report, very interesting and lots of nice pictures.

    Best regards Dalauppror

  4. Cracking paint work!!!! The Flag made from material is a great touch.

  5. top unit, as always. And the GW minis blend in quite well. Oh... how I look forward to your battle once everything will be done.

  6. Thanks !!!

    I to looking forwart to the first battle;) I have put together 2 small scenarios, just need a couple of more bases...

    The first one will be the Battle at Älgsundet in 1457, then the Swedish Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna) rebelled against the Swedish King Karl Knutsson (Bonde)...

    and the Second one will be The Battle of Helgeandsholmen in 1463, then the Allmoge from Uppland rebelled against the Union King Christian I to get the Swedish Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna) free from he´s imprisonment...

    More about that later...

    Best regards Dalauppror

  7. Great looking unit. That flag is a really nice touch.

  8. Thanks !!

    Glad you like my flags, then it is worth the effort to paint them:)

    Best regards Dalauppror