And some more swedes…

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  1. Hello, I particularly like your Swedish flags. Well done! I am building a 28mm Swedish army of 1813. I have been researching but find it very difficult to find sources for the regimental flags. I too have painted some of my own flags and find it fun. Could you point me in the direction of sources for the 1813 Swedish army? Cheers John

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    1. Hi John, thank you! I know very little of the Swedish army of 1813 unfortunately. The Finnish regiments were all disbanded by then and I think that new uniforms were also used. But when it comes to flags, most regiments carried the m/1766. The exception seems to be the new Skåne regiments (norra and södra Skåne), Västgöta, Värmland and Halland. They carried a new type m/1812.
      This is the m/1812 for Västgöta regt: http://www.tacitus.nu/karoliner/fanor/images/257.JPG
      I think this is the 1812 för Skåne (both?): http://www.tacitus.nu/karoliner/fanor/images/256.JPG
      This is m/1812 for Värmland:
      https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024424203/kompanifana-m-1812
      Västgöta-Dal and Jämtland regts are also special cases, although I dont know the details there. (Maybe V-Dal used this one?: http://www.tacitus.nu/karoliner/fanor/images/251.JPG)
      You can find good images of all the m/1766 flags here:
      http://www.tacitus.nu/karoliner/fanor/Fanritningar/vol-4.htm
      For an overview of the developments and details about the exact dates for flags of each regiment, the best reference that I know of is Leif Törnquist, “Colours, Standards, Guidons and Uniforms, 1788–1815”, in Between the Imperial Eagles: Swedens Armed Forces during the Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars 1780–1820, ed. by Fred Sandstedt, Stockholm: Army Museum, 2000.

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