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.|
|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.|
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.