Swedish Grenadier???

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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by Tacitus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:52 pm

They could be unhooked, but it would be highly unlikely that the grenadiers had their coats unhooked while the regular soldiers did not. For protection against bad weather the soldiers were issued cloaks or piecoats and you never see illustrations of cloak wearing soldiers with the coat's turnbacks unhooked.

The picture in the Osprey book is supposed to depict a soldier during the battle of Poltava (although the grenadier cap most likely predates the Russian campaign) and that battle was fought during a very hot summer day.
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by pnorberg » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:46 pm

Some pictures of a grenadier
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by turrabear » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:55 pm

just got two books from the Ukraine through e-bay on the battle of Poltava interesting illustrations of four Swedish grenadier caps in it . one is from the dal regiment another from the sodermanlands and also a grenadier cap from the jonkopings regiment. not sure which regiment the fouth grenadier cap is from. the book on the Russian army at Poltava has some very good illustrations of russain grenadier caps. not sure how accurate the illustarions are as unfortunately I don't read russain.
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by Tacitus » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:08 pm

turrabear wrote:just got two books from the Ukraine through e-bay on the battle of Poltava interesting illustrations of four Swedish grenadier caps in it . one is from the dal regiment another from the sodermanlands and also a grenadier cap from the jonkopings regiment. not sure which regiment the fouth grenadier cap is from. the book on the Russian army at Poltava has some very good illustrations of russain grenadier caps. not sure how accurate the illustarions are as unfortunately I don't read russain.
That sounds suspicious since the grenadier caps of the Dal-regiment and Södermanland have not been described by the sources and Jönköping is not known to have had any!
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by barr7430 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:38 am

This thread is precisely why Warfare's Swedish grenadiers will have the option of 4 different mitres plus tricorne!
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by turrabear » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:03 am

barr7430 wrote:This thread is precisely why Warfare's Swedish grenadiers will have the option of 4 different mitres plus tricorne!
any up dates on the g.nw range mr h
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Re: Swedish Grenadier???

Post by barr7430 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:58 am

Hello Mark,

I sent an update to you a couple of weeks back. Maybe you were working away?
I am keeping the updates only within the private investor group for now (ie you and the rest of the gang) and not in the general forum arena.

Suffice it to say you will be hearing from me very shortly. Finished product by the end of May.

Cheers

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