Sunday, March 18, 2018

Österbottens (Troll) Regemente

Starting work on Swedish forces for the Russo-Swedish War of 1808...

...with a  difference.

In keeping with my other Napoleonic and Seven Years Wars armies these will consist of Alternative Armies Slaighterloo/Flintloque fantasy figures.

These are Trolka of Skandavia by name, although I prefer to just call them Trolls.

This first unit is in the uniform of the Österbottens Regemente whose 

The Regiment was engaged  in several battles during the campaign, and being a Finnish unit was disbanded after the loss of Finland to Russia.

These figures were painted by the alternative Armies painting staff to their usual high standards in the "stock" Trolka uniform.

It only took a simple paint conversion to change this to the Österbottens uniform.

Troll battalions are being manned (Trolled?) at a ratio of 1 Troll to 4 human sized figures so this battalion is equivalent to 32 figures. At 1:20 figure to man ratio this leaves the battalion only a few humanoid figures short of its max strength in the campaign.

More Trolls (line and cavalry) are on the way from Scotland, and the Russians are already extant as Witchlands undead.

A special thank you to Lars Rossle (there should be an umlaut over the "o", but can't figure out how to do so!)  for the lovely flag art and if you have any interest in the conflict do visit his website .

As always more as it happens and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Seven Years War Beervarians Infantry and Hunvarian Hussars

Severed Ears War Beervarian Dwarf Infantry.
Von Rotte Line and Grenadiers painted by the Alternative Armies staff.
2x 20 figure line infantry with some additional figures shown in different configurations for different games.
Ironically given this was the Bits and Bobs order that included so many mounted colonels...Forgot to order one for these fine fellows...

Charge! Battalion of 4x 12 figure companies and 6 figure colour guard, 54 figures.

Charge! Battalion of 4x 12 figure companies and 6 figure colour guard, 54 figures. Another view.

Colour Guard.

4x 12 figure Piquet battalions.

2x 20 figure Slaughterloo or Muskets and Shakos battalions with a small converged grenadier battalion of 14 figures. These can also be used with Charge! if one fiddles with the ranges.

14 figure converged grenadier battalion. Uses four figures sporting tricorene's.

May field this as a 12 figure unit sans drummer and standard. Converged grenadiers would not have a regimental colour, being composed of detached companies from several battalions in any event.

Twenty-one Hunvarian Hussars. Marketed as KGL Light cavalry, here they are presented as Hunvarian army troops. In truth they shall be used as both as needed and possibly others to round out the numbers as proxies.

Here is one Charge! regiment or two Slaughterloo/Muskets & Shakos units. 

For Charge! it is more likely they will take the field as three x seven figure squadrons. However being Ogres I should think four x five figure squadrons will do.

As usual figures painted and based by the AA staff.

Finally here are some close ups of the colours.

Created these using Paint 3D and images found online. 

Love the Unicorn of Hunvaria. The Ogres do too apparently.

Maybe that is why they ride rhinos?

Hope you enjoyed the photos and thanks for stopping by!