Well here is what I have been painting. It is a Battalion of the Swedish Lifeguard (Livgardet). As part of our club project I had the honor of painting up one of the Battalions of the Swedish Lifeguard as it would have been for the Great Northern War. Soren from Black Powder Games helped me with the reference material for the uniforms and helped me select the unit to paint up for the upcoming demo game that will be played at LinCom gaming convention later this month.
The Miniatures are all from Warfare Miniatures and they were easy to paint up. I liked the look of the figures and the different poses that the men are in. The unit is comprised of 18 miniatures, 6 on each stand. The Unit has two stands of Musketeers and one of Pikes. It is the first unit I have painted from the Great Northern War. I like how they look and I look forward to more releases from Warfare Miniatures. I want to paint the Grenadier Battalion of the Life Guard as well as this Battalion.
Now the unit has been around for a very long time and is one of the oldest active regiments in the world. The unit was formed in 1521 when 16 young men from Dalarna were selected as a body guard for Gustav Vasa.
The motto at the top of the page is one of a few motto that have been attached to the unit.
|A close up of the flags!|
There is quite a bit of information on the unit on Wikipedia and I would recommend swinging by and checking out the history of the Unit. Here is the link!
The current unit actually has a pretty good Facebook page. Yes Facebook! They can be seen at the Royal palace here in Stockholm if you come visit!!!
Now I have to get the finished unit to Soren before I head back to the USA in a few days. I will not have an opportunity to game with this unit as I will not be able to attend the convention. Hopefully the Guard will live up to is past! I will ask Soren to take some good pictures of the game and post them on his blog.
One last note is the flags. They are also from Warfare Miniatures. They look real good with the painted unit. They top off a great looking bunch of miniatures.
Thanks for stopping by.