Thursday, August 13, 2020

301 years sins the Battle at Stäket


Today it was 301 years sint the Battle at Stäket 13 August 1719.  I had been invidet to the Battlefield museum HAMN to show the battle with our GNW minis.

Sins last year the gaming board used had been ruined so I have to built a new one for this year. First some pictures from the build of the gaming board and then a bunch of pictures from todays demo game at the museum.

We run one game using the Rebel and Patriot rules, all went according to history, the Russians puched on and was to force the Swedes to retreat of the battlefield, untill the Russian Grenadiers, that was held in reserv, twice in a row managed to roll double 1 followed by a 1, i.e. friendly fire, totaly destroying the closest friendly unit... the beginning of the Russian defeat...

We had a good day at the museim and want to thank all that visited us during the day.











































12 comments:

  1. Great looking game Michael and nice to see you're still gaming.

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  2. Very colourful! And your uniforms! Huzzah!

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  3. Splendid game, well done. I like the pictures with the reenactors too.

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  4. Magnifacent looking game and forces. Are all of the troops Ebor Miniatures? Or are some of them the plastic age of "MARLBOROUGH'S" WARS figs from warlord?

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    1. Thanks !

      All sort of manufacturors, but most of the Swedish Infantry are Ebor and most of the Russian infantry are Wargames Factory/Warlord plastic marlborough minis

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    2. Thanks, that's what I figured. They still look great.
      Cheers!

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  5. Thanks to you all for the support !

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  6. Nice table. The description of the battle of Stäket were for some reason one of the most interesting battles for me in that old Karoliner book.

    By the way do you know what has happened to Daniel Mersey, the guy you made the Lion Rampant series rule books with? His blog Merseybooks dissapeared a while back.

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  7. Wonderful looking battle. Speaking of anniversaries, the 500th anniversary of the Swedish War of Liberation is coming up next year. I'm interested in recreating some of its battles, but can find very little info on them in English, and I'm not sure if the battles would be very interesting to refight. Do you have any recommendations on sources or miniatures? Seems like Perry WotR would be close for the Kalmar Union, but do you have suggestions for the Swedish peasants? Thank you

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    1. Thanks.

      Battle att Brunnbäcks Färja (Battle at Brunnbäck Ferry) April 1521 are a small and good battle that i run my self using the Hail Caesar rules. It would work well as a large skirmish using Lion Rampant to. Not much more info than on the english wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brunnb%C3%A4ck_Ferry


      You can have a look at my Swedish Allmoge troops, looking throught my Kalmar union posts. I made mine for 1470 but as the development of equipment amongst the Allmoge wasnit that good i use the same minis during our Liberation War games to.
      https://dalauppror.blogspot.com/search/label/Kalmar%20Union%20War

      Also have a look at the Landsknecht Paul Dolsteins drawing from early 16th centery to see Swedish Allmoge soldiers.
      https://dalauppror.blogspot.com/search?q=dolstein

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