Monday, October 2, 2017

WSS Issue 92 - The British-Swedish Paper War

The latest Wargames Soldiers and Strategy, issue 92,  has a British Napoleonic theme and my article about the British-Swedish Paper War with a What if scenario for the Sharp Practice rules are up at the WSS-online for download as a .pdf file.

"Believe it or not, the British navy occupied a small portion of Sweden between the years of 1810 and 1812. Even though they had previously been allies, a treaty with the French in 1810 would ultimately force the Swedes to declare war on the English in order to uphold the terms of the agreement. Luckily, this war turned out to be bloodless. However, in our online article for issue 92, the author imagines what might have happened if the Swedes had decided to take a more aggressive stance towards the small garrison of British sailors occupying a tiny corner of their homeland."

Swedish Infantry attacking British Marines


  1. I just love that paper war.
    Having an "enemy"occupied island so close was great for further diplomatic contact and for trade agreements that was also forbidden...

  2. I might be biased but I thought it was a great scenario. :-)
    And all set in a less known episode of the Napoleonic Wars too.