Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great Northen War, The Army of Jämtland, Swedish Units


The Jämland Dragoons

Time to add a few more units to the rooster. Thus far I have mainly painted and presented Norweigan Units of the 1718 Trondheim Campaign. In a wargame there has to be some kind of opposition. The Swedish army trying to capture Trondheim in 1718 was called "The Army of Jämtland". It consisted of units from northen Sweden and from Finland. The unit above is despite it's name an infantry unit. It was recruited in the Swedish province of Jämtland(This is the Swedish region closest to the theatre of operations near and around Trondheim). The reason why they were called Dragoons, though they lacked horses, is unclear. There may once have been an intetion to give them mounts(sometimes prior to this conflict). The equipment and uniform issued  to this unit is also a bit unclear. I have depicted them with grey coats, though some sources state that they should have been blue in 1718. The miniatures are a mix of Reiver Castings, Ebor and Warfare miniatures.


Åbo County Regiment

This is a Fenno-Swedish unit raised around present day Turku, Finland. The uniform this unit wore in 1718 is indeed a bit odd. Swedish units seldon wore green coats.Green was the most common colour of the main enemy Russia. However one can suspect that towards the end of the Great Northen War one had to used whatever was available, dyes were no exception. The minis are all with one execption from Warfare miniatures. The Sergeant in the background is from Ebor.

4 comments:

  1. Really nice looking figs in a very interesting Project. I'm looking forward to seeing these guys on the table.

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    1. The project is still in the works, but it will soon be playable. We have enough Norweigans and we need a few more Swedish Units. Furthermore I wish to add a house or two to the terrain collection.

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  2. Cool looking project! No pun intended

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    1. Thank you Russ! :) It has been a bit surreal to work with winter terrain in the middle of a rather hot Summer....a way of cooling down I guess....;)

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