Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Battle of Lund 1676, earlier works

Lately I haven't been able to paint anything more within this project, exception for the two Danish regimens that have shown thus far. New minis have been bought and I eagerly await delivery. In the meantime I can you what was completed last year.

The Småland Cavalry regiment/ The Riders of Småland

The Småland cavalry regiment existed between 1543 and 1927. It had many different names and the organisation shifted quite a bit during it's existance. It made itself first known on the battlefields of Europe during the Thirty Years war. It was then known as"Smålands ryttare"( The Riders of Småland).  It took of course part in the Battle of Lund in 1676.  It became The Småland Cavalry Regiment in 1684. It also took part i the battle of Hollowczyn 1708, therefor it will also be part of our Great Nothern War project. However this menas that we must paint in it's 1708 appearance as well. At the moment I am not sure if I will do the honour or if this will be something  Done by one of my club mates.

To the left you can see the Savolax Cavalry regiment. This one of the units the King of Sweden(Charles XI) recruited in in his Finnish domains.

9 comments:

  1. Stunning figures! Really impressive basing too!

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  2. Great painting Jesper! Really nice basing as well.

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  3. I really like the collet-wearing unit, for me these are simply quintessential Swedish cavalry of Lund. Look forward to more games with this collection in 2015!

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  4. Very nice indeed :)
    Thanks for sharing a bit about the unit too - interesting stuff.

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  5. Very very good painting of these figures.These looks also accurate to the history.Great work.

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  6. Thank you all ! There will be more of this. The miniatures have been slightly modified in order meet historical accuracy, tough the Savolax flag is more of an educated guess.

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  7. Excellent paint job, Småland regiment is my favourite, truly impressive!

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