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Don Sebastian01 Jan 2012 10:47 a.m. PST

Does anyone knows anything about the uniform of those Swedish Jagers, besides it's coat colour (green)?

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

well they don't seem to have been very memorable is my first thought..

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2012 6:16 p.m. PST

Aren't they included in a Knotel plate?

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member01 Jan 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

Hästjägare. Schwarter's Company. Black tricorne without lace. Dark green coat. Cuffs the same colour. Breeches possibly buff. Black boots. Armed with a sabre and Jager rifle. There were only 200 men in the unit and they do not seem to have seen combat durin the SYW.


There was a foot unit known as Kohler's company for nine months. They wore Russian green coats and trousers. Yellow cuffs, collar, lapels and turnbacks. White buttons. Black boots. Black tricorne without lace. There were only 100 men in the unit and although they were in Germany for a time they did not see combat.

Also. Rosenquist Foot Jägers company originally known as the Husarskyttekår Company. Only 100 men. They were originally attached to the Blue Hussars as a mounted jager unit from 1758 but they became an independent unit from 1761 onward.
They wore a yellow mirliton with a black scarf edged with yellow. It had yellow cords and the front of the mirliton had a small yellow rosette. cornflower blue pelisse with black fur trim,yellow lace and buttons. Collar blue edged yellow and cuffs yellow with white lace. Breeches were like riding breeches and were dark cornflower blue with yellow trim. Some may have had buff. They had a yellow sash around their waist and their boots were black in Hussar style edged with yellow.
Cross belts etc were almost certainly natural yellow brown leather.
The officers probably had gold lace in place of the yellow worn by the men.
Instead of the rifle they were oringinally armed with a carbine but may have adopted rifles in 1761 when they became independent of the Hussars.
Horses were …. ummmmm …. horse colours evil grin
This unit did see action during the SYW.

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member01 Jan 2012 8:40 p.m. PST

Naturally….I have a Swedish army!!! grin
Mostly assembled these days from the lovely Swedish troops available from Eureka Miniatures….but they are not listed in the catalogue so you have to specifically ask for them.

Don Sebastian02 Jan 2012 5:16 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! However, kronoskaf ( link ) mentions the Hästjägare as a distinct unit from the Schwarter's Company and the Kohler's company. Anybody knows about those Hästjägares?

Travellera02 Jan 2012 6:07 a.m. PST

Mal Wright,

that sounds interesting. Are those 28mm?

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2012 4:17 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! However, kronoskaf ( link ) mentions the Hästjägare as a distinct unit from the Schwarter's Company and the Kohler's company

Click on the link and read it again. The Hästjägare *are* Schwarters company. They get mentioned twice because when first ordered to be formed by Baron Ungern-Sternberg they were only a small mounted contingent. Later they had 100 men added and became Schwarters company.

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member03 Jan 2012 4:24 p.m. PST

Mal Wright,
that sounds interesting. Are those 28mm?

Fortunately for my pocket…they are 15/18mm.

Don Sebastian04 Jan 2012 4:41 a.m. PST

Oh, I see. Thank you very much for your help! (:

spontoon09 Jan 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

Mal Wright;
Have you good, reliable sources for the uniform for the HussarSkytter? I do Swedes in 25/28mm and would love to do a couple of them!

Tricorne197117 Jan 2012 9:51 p.m. PST

• German and Swedish states line and cannon; R.D. Pengel; Athena Books
• German and Swedish states cavalry; R.D. Pengel; Athena Books
• Swedish Army in Pomerania 1757-1763; R.D. Pengel; Athena Books
• The Swedish Army 1757-1762; Dan Schorr; The Courier (Vol.1, No.3)
• Swedish Cavalry Standards 1757-1762; Dan Schorr; The Courier (Vol.1, No.4)
• Swedish Infantry Flags 1757-1762; Dan Schorr; The Courier (Vol.1, No.5)
• Uniforms of the Swedish Army 1757-1762; Dan Schorr; The Courier (Vol.1, No.1)
• Uniforms of the Swedish Army 1757-1762 An Update; Dan Schorr; The Courier (Vol.2, No.1)
• The "Swedish Army" special edition of The Journal of the SYWA (Vol.10, No.1)
• 18th Century Swedish Military Flags; Gunnar Brolin; Eighteenth Century Military Notes and Queries(No.6)
In German, I have used the following:
• Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756-1763; Friedrich Schirmer (Ed.); KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemburg; 1989
• Der Siebenjährige Krieg in Pommern und in den benachbarten Marken; Marschall von Sulicki; Berlin 1867 (Reprinted by LTR-Verlag in 1994: ISBN 3-88706-376-7)

spontoon18 Jan 2012 1:26 p.m. PST

Thanks, I've got some of those. The Pengel & Hurt titles; the Courier articles; I'll check the others if possible here in Toronto.
I'm a bit leery of dressing the HussarSkytter as the Bla hussars. Seems too simple. Perhaps they wore a braided coat or jacket and tricorne?

Spoercken01 Jul 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

Any new information on the uniform of the Hästjägare? (this post is more than 6 years old, and you never know…)

After all, it was a unit which saw service throughout the whole Pomeranian Campaign…

Maybe our Swedish friends?

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