Thursday, May 27, 2021

Uppland Regiment 1808

Next up in my re-basing frensy, this time I actually had to paint 8 minis to get full units, are the swedish Uppland Regiment, 1st and 2nd Batallion. Each Batallion are 28 minis on 7 bases (50x40mm) the 2 flank bases (with only 2 minis on each) represent the 2 Jaeger platoons each Swedish regiment had (the men to the Jaeger platoons was the most agile and best shooter in the 4 companies of each batallion) they should protect the flanks of the Batallion or skirmish ahead.

The minis are Perrys but most of them are not from their Swedish range but their British in egypt as I painted the main part of these units before the release of the Perry Swedish range. They are painted i blue coats as the Uppland Regiment used re-sewn m/1802 so they would look like the m/1806 uniform.

Also made me 2 colours for the Uppland Regiment, 1st Batallion had one white (Kings colours) and one read (company colours) and the 2nd Batallion had two red ones.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

new shiny bases

First units to get their new shiny bases done was two small units for a landing party from Armensflotta (The Swedish Archipelago Fleet) and the Russian Grodno Hussars. Next up are the 1st and 2nd batallion of the Uppland Regiment.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Grodno Hussars - First unit to re-base


Started with an easy one, re-basing wise,  the Russian Grodno Hussars, have all minis I need so no odd ones to paint up to get the units ready.

I built and painted these for an article in WSS Issue 86 that was a Napoleonic themed issue and I had an article about the Finnish War mainly for Sharp Practice II.

Now I will re-base them, 3 minis with 50mm front and 64mm depth (the odd depth as I will use Flame of War sized bases for my cavalry and Artillery, the Infantry will be on 50mm with a depth of 40mm)

some WIP Pictures.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Back to Finland 1808

 Got me a new book that given me a bit of inspiration to go back to finland 1808. The book inquestion are "Finska Kriget 1808-1809" by Major General C.O. Nordensvan published in 1898. The 488 pages are a good re-cap of the Finnish War with lots of pictures maps and OOB´s, but unfortunate for most of you only in Swedish.

Anyway it got me to start re-basing the minis I had on round bases, as I feelt the need to go a bit bigger than  big-skirmish that I have been in to for the last 5-6 years and I also have a urge to play some Black Powder again, havent even tried the 2.0 version. 

Below some pictures from the book.