When I first started painting 1808 Swedes, I started with the Åbo regiment (red flag, elsewhere on the blog). In Perry’s command packs, you get two ensigns, so I painted both. But in the end I decided to have only one flag per unit, so I had one painted ensign left over. As I wasContinue reading “Björneborg (Pori) regiment, 1808”
Some Perry miniatures Swedish napoleonic artillerymen, painted in the uniforms of the Finnish artillery regiment. There is a 6-pdr gun and a 3-pdr. The 3-pdrs were on their way out, but they were nonetheless used extensively in Finland. In the difficult terrain the lighter pieces were more useful than they would have been in otherContinue reading “Finnish artillery”
I am painting these Russian jägers for the war in Finland of 1808. It was only after having ordered many and painted some of them that I understood that the figures are not perfectly ideal for that campaign. By 1808, it had been decreed that the waist belt be worn over the shoulder rather thanContinue reading “Russian jägers 1805”
A couple of Marder III tank destroyers to be used in Chain of Command games. Both are Warlord games kits with heads from West Wind thrown in for variation.
In the pictures above is an ensign carrying the colors of the Savolax infantry regiment. I painted the flag over a black-and-white printout with a scaled down image I found online. I must say I am very pleased with the result, as I have always found painting flags to be difficult. One thing I haveContinue reading “Colors of the Savolax infantry regiment”
The Karelian jägers were a small professional regiment active in the war in Finland in 1808. The green and white uniform was noted as being very similar to those of the Russians, to the point that they were occasionally mistaken for Russian soldiers.
This is supposed to look like a Swedish officer (colonel or something like that) in the war in Finland in 1808. He belongs to the Savolax infantry regiment, who wore grey uniforms with yellow collars and cuffs. The figure was orginally a napoleonic Spanish colonel from Perry miniatures, only I exchanged his head for thatContinue reading “Swedish officer for 1808”
These are some very nice Perry miniatures for the 1808 Finnish war. The Savolax jägers were an important unit in the war for the Swedish side. The regiment consisted of enlisted men, as opposed to the main part of the Swedish army which was based on a form of militia system (the allotment system orContinue reading “Savolax jägers”
These are the standard infantrymen for the Swedish/Finnish army of the war of 1808-09. The grey uniform with yellow cuffs and collars is the uniform of the Savolax infantry regiment. The regiment had two battalions, which were in turn subdivided into four “half-battalions” in at least some of the battles in Finland. In practice, theContinue reading “1808 Finnish infantry”
One of the Karelian dragoons by Perry. The dragoons were attached to the famous Savolax brigade during the Finnish war in 1808-1809. The Karelian dragoons were not a full regiment, only a couple of squadrons. But as there were few other cavalry units in Finland, they were present at many engagements. The uniforms are amongContinue reading “Karelian dragoons”