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!


  1. A cute regiment with impressive colors!

    1. Merci my friend! Impatiently awaiting reinforcements :)

  2. In real world Ostrobothnia the word trulli means "a human witch" and is associated with trollcraft such as magic tricks and sorcery.

    Ps. I love your postings of the medieval fantasy genre, especially the ones where you use colourful scenery complete with backdrops in the photographs.

    1. Thank you for writing this! A fortunate coincidence or a "guided hand!. Wonderful.

      Thank you also for the comments on the other posts. I do switch back and forth over time so more medieval fantasy is coming.