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by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Probably not. The German regiments at Gadebusch, (Elbing and Stralsund regiments) did not.
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Further, Hoglund says that the German regiment, also called the Bajerska regiment raised in 1706, probably wore blue. He also cites a letter from Rehnskiold dated July 22, 1706, which says that the three newly raised regiments and battalions were dressed in blue coats with blue, red and aurora linin...
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay

Hoglund does not give any information on the uniforms of the Swiss and French regiments raised from soldiers in Saxon service following Fraustadt. Since the uniforms of the “Saxon” battalions also raised from Saxon prisoners were blue, and the whole army received new uniforms about that time, I woul...
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: German & other foreign regiments in Swedish pay
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: German & other foreign regiments in Swiss pay

Do mean Swiss or do you mean Swedish?
by Dfogleman2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Expect that this dignitary is supposed to be King Christian V of Denmark.
by Dfogleman2
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian Uniforms
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Russian Uniforms

This is based on the Viskatov plate series of the early 19th Century. The info on the GNW is very much outdated, but the plates are nice, if inaccurate in many cases.
by Dfogleman2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

The Swedish tactic at the Battle of Lund in 1676 was to charge with pistol in hand and fire when they could see “the whites of the enemy’s eyes.” The sword was then drawn in the melee. This was specifically referred to as “in the French manner.” Yes but the date when the Carolean reforms were intro...
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

Its true that many battle painters were not there, but van Meulen was painting for the king and probably wanted to get it right. I agree that many general officers may have worn a version of the uniform of regiments that they owned, and this is a good default to follow, absent any contradicting evid...
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did generals have uniforms?
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Re: Did generals have uniforms?

If you google paintings of Louis XIV by van Meulen, you will find numerous paintings of battles and sieges from the period, which show officers dress.
by Dfogleman2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Did cavalry use pistols in NYW?

The Swedish tactic at the Battle of Lund in 1676 was to charge with pistol in hand and fire when they could see “the whites of the enemy’s eyes.” The sword was then drawn in the melee. This was specifically referred to as “in the French manner.”
by Dfogleman2
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Flag Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: Flag Size

As already said, the Saxon flags “in real life” were larger than the Swedish, Danish and Russian flags. I have my Swedish flags sized at 30mm on the hoist.
by Dfogleman2
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard

Great, as always!
by Dfogleman2
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Warfare Swedish Cavalry review
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Warfare Swedish Cavalry review

The figures are great, but you painting adds a lot, too.
by Dfogleman2
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Stockholm
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Stockholm

The army museum is a must. Lots of uniforms, flags and artillery from the 30 Years War through 1809. The Livrustkammer (sp?) in the Royal Palace has Gustavus Adophus’ stuffed horse, his bloody shirt, etc. and Charles XII’s uniform that he was wearing when he was killed, at least I think the latter i...