Sunday, April 30, 2017

6mm Russo-Swedish war 1808: New units complete

The Russo-Swedish war project has been on hold for a while now, but we've scheduled a couple of scenarios to late may so it gave me a good deadline to take things forward. Here are the units I've finished so far:

Karelian Jägers

The Karelian jägers were a part of the Savolax Brigade I painted earlier. They were not present at the Battle of Leppävirta as they were further out on the eastern frontier guarding the town of Joensuu, another potential avenue of Russian attack into the Finnish interior.

Karelian jäger battalion.

After the Savolax Brigade left Leppävirta and retreated towards Oulu, the Karelian jägers also retreated from Joensuu and rejoined them before the Swedish army began its counterattack.

Closeup on the Karelians

Häme (Tavastehus) infantry regiment and jägers

The Häme regiment is one of the core infantry regiments in the Finnish army and was heavily engaged throughout the war.

From left to right: Uusimaa (Nyland) jäger, Häme (Tavastehus) regiment, Uusimaa (Nyland) regiment
Painting the flags freehand would have proved beyond my skills so I used printable decal paper and did my own decals for all the flags. Really fiddly but the end result is much nicer than a freehand smudge in 6mm.

Häme jägers

Uusimaa (Nyland) jägers

The Uusimaa jägers lost a lot of their number in the surrender of Viapori (Sveaborg), so they will have little more than a token force in most of the scenarios they're in. I reckon this is enough for them.

Turku (Åboläns) infantry regiment

Another core regiment. Both the Turku and Häme regiments were present in the western theatre of the war.

Turku (Åbo) infantryman.

Note: All uniform plates are from Staaff, C.T: Taflor till Fänrik Ståls sägner. Figures are Heroics and Ros 6mm.


  1. Great stuff! As a Finnish military enthuastic I really like the way you promote such a not well know conflict as the Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809.

  2. Nice project. What figures are you using? Baccus Austrian Jägers?

    1. These are all Heroics & Ros. They have a Napoleonic Swedish range in 6mm. It's a pity they really don't fit together with Baccus.