Sweden in the Great Northern War

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Sweden in the Great Northern War

Post by Cajun » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:25 am

Hello,

Are there any decent websites (preferably in English) that have units and their uniforms for the Swedish in the Great Northern War? I usually use Osprey books to assist in this, but they do not have one dedicated to Sweden in this period (at least not that I have been able to find) and the one from Acedia press is way too expensive for me right now. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Post by Heneborn » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:31 am

Hi!

I don't know of any sites that have uniform information on the swedes during the GNW, the closest you coluld come was Dan's Northern Wars site which now sadly has closed.

I can really recomend the Acedia Press publications but I agree that they are expensive.

If there are some specific units you are looking for I can help you here, just give me the name of the unit and I'll look it up.
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Post by londonjock » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:40 pm

You might want to try the Vinkhuijzen collection website, although some of the labelling isn't too clear:

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigi ... s=12&pNum=
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:56 pm

Books might be better CAJUN... there are many of those to recommend!
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Post by Cajun » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:18 pm

Yeah, I prefer books.

The problem is that most of my uniform books are packed up because I moved back in May, and since I haven't sold my previous house yet, I cannot afford to build my bookshelves so that I can unpack them. And since I haven't sold my house, I can't afford any of the books that are out there right now. So that is why I was looking on the web. :)
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:58 pm

aha!

We'll here's another solution... tell us roughly what you are looking for and we'll try and give you the answers!! :D
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Post by Cajun » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:45 am

I suppose I was looking for a few common regiment names and their uniform colors. The problem is that I have nothing to go on, but I have fallen in love with the war and the more I read about it, the more interested I am. Thanks in advance!
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Post by Yermolov » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:49 am

For what it's worth, Mr. Schorr's old website can still be viewed, in part at least, via the Memory -.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www ... rnwars.com
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Post by Dilly » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:05 am

Unless I'm missing something, Dans' website is alive and well, last update was sometime ago, it does however have a 5GB traffic allowance so may close down towrds the end of the month
(url)http://www.northernwars.com/(url)
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Post by Wayne A Turner » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:13 am

Here is an Order of Battle for Poltava 1709 and the basic uniform details

Infantry

Vastmanlands Regt (2 battalion) ~ Tricorn, blue coat, yellow facings. natural leather vest and breaches and yellow stockings.

Narke Varmlands Regt (2 battalions) ~ Black Karpus hat with red facings, Blue coat, Red facings, natural leather vest and breaches, red stockings.

Jonkopings Regt (2 battalions) ~ Tricorn with white baid, blue coat, red facings. natural leather vest and breaches and red stockings.

Vasterbotten Regt (2 battalions) ~ Blue Karpus hat with white facings and blue and white braid, Blue coat, white facings, white vest and breaches, whitestockings.

Ostgotland Regiment (1 battalion) ~ Tricorn with yellow and blue lace, blue coat, yellow facings. Yellow vest and blue breaches and yellow stockings. Red neckcloth.

Uppland Regt (2 battalions) ~ Tricorn with white braid, blue coat, yellow facings. natural leather vest and breaches and yellow stockings. Blue neckcloth.

Dalcarian (or Dal) Regt (2 battalions) ~ Tricorn (some may have still had Blue Karpus with yellow lining), blue coat, yellow facings. blue vest and natural leather breaches and yellow stockings. Blue neckcloth.

Kalmar Regt (1 battalion) ~ Tricorn with blue and white twisted braid, blue coat, yellow facings. natural leather vest and breaches, and blue stockings.

Skaraborg Regt (1 battalion) ~ Tricorn, blue coat, yellow facings. natural leather vest and breaches and yellow stockings. White neckcloth.

Foot Guards Regt(3 battalions, 1 Grenadier battalion) ~ Tricorn with white braid(?) (Grenadiers had mitre), blue coat, yellow facings and collar. Yellow vest and breaches and yellow stockings.

I hope that helps to start with, let me know if you want Cavalry.

The Swedes are pretty well documented, its the Russians I have huge gaps for.

The above informations comes from Lar-Eric Hogland and Ake Sallas's excellent book "The Great Northern War 1700-1721, Colours and Unifroms". It is available through Bacus

http://www.baccus6mm.com/index.php?cont ... blications
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