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.