Monday, December 6, 2010

Karoliner on the march!

With a little help from bad tv and Palazzo Rosso my 1:72 scale Swedish army is now all done, I am really satisfied about how it turned out, even though I did'nt spend that very long on each individual soldier. I wanted the whole army to look nice and unified on the shelf/table, and so I am saving my painting stamina for the pending 28mm napoleonic project, the first box should be here this week!
Can you spot the unit from Wermlands regiment?

I have absoluteley no experience with the Black Powder system, but after flipping through the rulebook I'm really eager to get a game or two on the table! That's why the Danish army is growing quite fast. Note the band of "snapphanar"/pro Danish rebels in the foreground.

On a side note, I really enjoyed painting the red and white uniforms of the Danish soldiers, that is a very good thing because the 28mm napoleonic army I am going to paint is the Brittish, with some merry 95-th of course!


  1. Very very nice! The Swedish figures can also be used to model British forces during the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745-46, as the cut of their uniform was very similar. I guess the Swedes were ahead of their time!

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

  2. Yeah, we are (were?) very stylish! ;)

    Thanks for your comment!

  3. I see that you used the 1/72 scale Zvezda GNW figures, I have probably 2,000 of these figures. For the Scanian War I cut the tricornes off the heads of the Russian figures and either added a karpus or floppy hat. For the snapphanar figures I used the 1/72 scale Imex Pilgrim miniatures.