Front view Jyske(Jutland) Infantry Regiment
It is time to expand the Great Northen War Project. Thus far a whole of Swedes and Russians have been painted. I am not quite finished with these two nations. However I do wish to expandera the scope a bit. During the Great Northen War Sweden fought a coallition consisting of Russia, Saxony/Poland and Denmark. The war started in 1700 and ended in 1721. The Danes fought in two phases in this war. The first phase ended rather quickly. With the support of Anglo-Dutch Naval force the Swedes invaded Denmark and in the peace of Traventhal in 1700 the first Danish phase ended. The second phase begun after the Swedes were defeated by the Russians at Poltava 1709 and ended in 1720. In the second phase of the war the Danes tried to recapture the former Danish province of Scania( today southern Sweden). The Main battle during this campaign was the battle of Helsingborg in 1710. This particular battle will be the main focal point for this part of the Great Northen War project. The battle itself was a Danish defeat and the Danes last serious attempt to recapture the lost provinces was a failure. The war dragged on for years and Danes eventually managed to end up on the winning side of this war. However that is a different story.
The Jyske Infantry regiment took part in the battle of Helsingborg. However it did not sit idle during the peace period between the peace of Traventhal and the battle of Helsingborg. According to the peace terms of the Traventhal peace the Danes had to hire/ lend out a number of units to the Holy Roman Empire. Among these so called "Imperial Units" was the Jyske Infantry regiment. Thus
this regiment took part in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Close up on the Grenadiers