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badger2216 Jan 2016 9:00 a.m. PST

Looking for information on Organization and equipment. Blue moon has enough stuff out to make a force of each, and i dont know anybody who has one, so obviously, I need to make one. But I am not finding much love. A few uniform pictures, the 1 page each in funcken and not much else. One line that says the Danes may have been organized like the french.

Anybody have more than that?


Camcleod16 Jan 2016 9:33 a.m. PST

Try Histofig for the Danes:
Via the Wayback Machine:
Pick "Armées et Uniformes" on the left.
And "Royaume du Danemark et de Norvège"
Some of it is in French but there is usually a tab on the right to get it in English.

The "Armées de Suede" articles aren't as extensive but they have some basic info.

steamingdave4716 Jan 2016 11:53 a.m. PST

Found this on Wikipedia which gives names of some units in 1808/09 period-would make a nice change from French v "the others" games.


And this, from one of our club members, might be helpful:


rmaker16 Jan 2016 11:55 a.m. PST

Get a copy of "Between the Imperial Eagles", published by the Swedish Army Museum. On Military Matters usually has it. Mostly about Sweden, but contains a chapter on the Danes as well.

ezza12316 Jan 2016 11:59 a.m. PST

The Blunders on the Danube blog has loads and loads of information on the Danes. This includes organisation, campaigns, uniforms and weapons. It could the one stop shop for all the information you are looking for.

The uniforms page can be found at: link and other pages with a label for being related to Denmark are here: link

Hope this helps,


Qurchi Bashi16 Jan 2016 12:23 p.m. PST

This site has info on the 1808 Russo-Swedish War, with info on the Swedish uniforms and how to model them, games on the invasion of Finland, and some beautiful terrain boards.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2016 2:35 p.m. PST

For Sweden I recommend the update Rawkins booklet. You can download it now for about $6. USD Tons of colors printsz equipment drawings etc. It just got updated a few months ago with new info.

Capitan Games16 Jan 2016 4:05 p.m. PST

An for Swedish 15mm you have our miniatures:

plutarch 6416 Jan 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

The WJ Rawkins booklet is good and covers a fair bit of ground, including some notes on organisation.

This site has a fair bit of useful information as well:

Gonsalvo16 Jan 2016 4:53 p.m. PST

here is also the book "Den Danske Haer i Napoleonstiden, 1801 – 1804, usually available from the Tojhuismuseet in Copenhagen; unfortunately, it is exclusively in Danish

There is also some information on the Norwegian army on my siote. Unfortunately many of the images were linked to a site that doesn't exist any more:


I'll have to see if I can recapture some of the images.

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2016 4:54 p.m. PST

For those specially interested, "The King's Clothes" (in Danish), covers the 18th and 19th century uniforms of the Danish and Norwegian Armies up to 1814 when Norway went from being a part of the Danish-Norwegian kingdom to be in a union with Sweden. link

Translated from the review at the Danish Army Museum website: "Richly illustrated with almost 1000 contemporary drawings, paintings and photos of preserved equipment. Had it in my hands and almost bought it once in the Norwegian Defence Museum, but it is pricey… You will not get a more complete source on Danish-Norwegian uniforms and individual equipment for this period. It covers all the Army units in those armies for the period, officers, NCOs, privates and musicians. It covers the organizational development of each branch and unit. . . ."


Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2016 6:42 p.m. PST

A couple of illustrations of the Norwegian 1808-1814 uniforms.
Sharpshooters led by an Officer and Dragoon 1814. link
Grenadiers from Bergenhusiske regiment (left), and ski troops (deployed during spring/summer) from Laerdal (right) 1808:


Skijeger 1808: link
Sharpshooters (Private left, officer right) and artilleryman 1814.

Artillery and infantry at Lier trenches/redoubt 1808:

NCOs – skitrooper and grenadier:

Some more at this link:

forwardmarchstudios16 Jan 2016 8:48 p.m. PST

If you're near Copenhagen have a look at the old royal palace. Dozens of paintings of uniformed soldiers. The walk-through I did back in '05 has always made me curious to try out the danes. Very nice uniforms and unlike any other armies.

badger2217 Jan 2016 12:58 a.m. PST

Thanks much every one. Some good stuff, if I could just find copys for sale at non-collector prices. I do appreciate the help.


42flanker Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

There must be something in the air! Scandinavians every where you look, at the moment.

There are some interesting links here, focussing on the 1-pdr light guns used by the Norwegians in particular:


including a link to this site, including this article with some more Bloch illustrations:


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