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Dalauppror15 Nov 2013 12:10 a.m. PST

Yes indeed one more project are starting up:)

This time I have convinced my Danish friend Søren that it was a very good ideea to run a Scanian War project. I hope to manage to lure Jonas and maybe some other club member in to the project to…

We have decided not to run the big battler like Lund in 1676 or Landskrona in 1677 but to go for some more Low intense warfar in the nothern part of Scania i.e. Guerilla warfare by the Danish Free shooter or Snapphanar. as they was called in Sweden

The main reasons was to be able to start it all up as small skirmish games using the exellent Muskets and Tomahawks rules. Love them but as usual I always try to find the Swedish angle;)

I have looked around the webb and there are several minis that may work as Swedes during this period, but sins I wanted to hold down the cost I decided to retrive my first Wargames Factory minis ever…

Plain marching mini from the box, as I want my unit to have the Karpus hat I had to cut down a grenadier hat to fit the bill, I hope it will turne out ok when painted.

One more marching mini there I just cut away the musket and promoted him to and NCO

You are very welcome to follow our Scanian War project at my blog.

You can find a Short re-cap of the war here

I hope you all will have a realy nice weekend !!!

Best regards Michael

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2013 12:12 a.m. PST

That looks interesting. That conflict is relatively unknown here in the states.

bruntonboy15 Nov 2013 2:24 a.m. PST

Ecellent stuff, although I would be looking towards the bigger battles if I were to do it myself. I'll follow with interest.

Dalauppror16 Nov 2013 2:55 a.m. PST

Appreciated !

I suppouse we will get to the big battles in some way, but we rather start small and build up.

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror19 Nov 2013 10:50 p.m. PST
Dalauppror25 Nov 2013 4:01 a.m. PST

As I´m from the region Dalarna/Darlecarlia in Sweden I of course will paint my Scanian War infantry as the Dalregementet/Darlecarlian Regiment. Also Sören was kind enought to get me a greate looking flag from Warfare Miniatures.

This is how I will paint the uniform for the Dalregimentet, even as this pictury probably are of a GNW soldier from Älvsbors regiment (no bayonetts for the swedes during the Scanian war.)

Here are a alternative Karpus, as mine are made of cut down grenadier caps
I think mine will be more like this one…

Pictures of the first painted test mini at my blog.

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror28 Nov 2013 2:51 a.m. PST

I just poste some pictures at my blog of the first group of Scanian War infantry, more pictures at the blog…

Parts of the Dalregemente during the Scanian War.

Best regards Michael

Thomas Nissvik Inactive Member29 Nov 2013 6:52 a.m. PST

There is a made-for-TV movie about the Snapphane war. Usual caveats about history on TV apply, but here it is, anyway.
YouTube link

Dalauppror03 Dec 2013 3:49 a.m. PST


I just updated my blog with some pictures of the next Swedish Scanian War unit to be painted…some dragoons.

more pictures at the blog

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror05 Dec 2013 2:38 a.m. PST

While you await me to paint the Dragoons I have some snapshot pictures of additional Dalregementet infantry that I just painted and amongst them the drummer and some of them charging.

More pictures at the blog

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror07 Dec 2013 12:50 a.m. PST


I have painted some NCO´s for my dalregemente, more at my blog.

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror10 Dec 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

last addition to the Dalregemente are the two banner carriers, more pictures at my blog

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror16 Dec 2013 7:56 a.m. PST

Scanian-Bohus Dragoons built from Wargames factory WSS minis

more pictures at my blog.

Best regards Michael

Dalauppror21 Dec 2013 12:26 a.m. PST

I have now painted the Swedish Cavalry, more pictures at my blog

Have a realy nice weekend !

Best regards Michael

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