Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Great Northen War Project - new units


The comming weekend my club will stage a participation game at game convention known as Lincon in Linköping Sweden. The basic idea is to set up the battle of Hollowcyn1708( previously mentioned in this blog). Well things are drawing to a close and things needs to be ready for the upcomming event. So things have been put together in the painting shed( not really a shed rather a table). 

First we have Swedish Unit known as "Livgardet"( Royal Guards). We needed more than one unit of these for this game event. So I painted up two battalions of this unit. Other club member, Mark, has also contributed with a battalion of this unit. Check out this link for more details about his efforts. He also added some details regarding the unit itself. In short this is an elite unit of the  Swedish army at the time in question. The minatures are mainly from Warfare Minatures and their new Great Northen War range. 



Then we needed more Russians. First up is the Repnin Grenadiers. Repnin was the Russian commander at the battle of Hollowcyn. He didn't do good job at this particular battle and he was court martialed afterwards. His Grenadiers looks rather cool though. If you want to read more about Repnin I suggest you check out the following blog. It belongs to Sören who is also involved in this project. He has recently published some information about the Swedish commanders in this battle, the King Charles XII.



I also needed Russian commanders and some artillery. 


This will be our General Repnin in this game.....


This will be Repnins second in command General Illfand...


...some artillery is always useful


Finally I am almost finished with this Russian infantry unit. It's generic and can represent a number of Russian units. 




12 comments:

  1. Cracking stuff and looking forward to pics of the game. Given all of your efforts so far it should look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Steve! Hopefully this is just the beginning. Once we have participated at the Lincon game convention there will be more. There are still minis unpainted in my GNW box and there are more battles to cover. The battle of Ljesna Idas been suggested.

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  2. Stunning paintwork Jesper !

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    1. Well it has been sort of a race to get it all finished in time. So glad that you approve of it.

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  3. Great looking units Jesper! I'm impressed by your tireless efforts here.

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    1. I have nothing better to I guess ;)

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  4. It's a most impressive collection you've managed to paint up in what must be near record time - and they look fantastic. I can see why you wanted to do the Russian Commands, they are excellent minis full of character! Its much to the credit of your dedication at the painting desk over the last few weeks, that Little Wars is able to host a GNW game in the coming weekend!

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  5. Well it helped that it was quite fun. Good miniatures and and a clear cut idea what to do and a set time limit helps one keep the focus.

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  6. Great work!! I look forward to seeing the pictures from the game! Great paint job on all the miniatures!!! Enjoy the game this weekend!

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    1. Thank you Mark! We will indeed do our best representing the club. There will probably be some kind of report on this blog. We did a test run of the scenario this evening. It went well so I look forward to this event.

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  7. Wow, beautiful job, these units are fantastic...and General Illfand is gorgeous!

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  8. Thank's Phil, though I am not sure that the original Illfand was that gorgeous. ;)

    Anyway my version of Illfand is a miniature from Ebor and their WSS range. I can recommend that one. Each miniature is a masterpiece. Fortunatly enough the Russian uniforms are similair to the ones used by nation involved in that conflict.

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