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04 May 2018 8:32 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "The Russo Swedish war of 1808 - 09" to "The Russo Swedish war of 1808-09"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 May 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

Scandinavian Campaign

"During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars of 1792 – 1815 many famous campaigns were undertaken, and many famous battles fought. Yet in such a large series of conflicts it is perhaps inevitable that some aspects are overlooked. In this article I will examine one such campaign, the Russo – Swedish war of 1808 -09. I will also look how this conflict could have easily blossomed into a wider conflict, particularly if the planned invasion of mainland Sweden had proceeded. Scandinavia was somewhat of a backwater during these wars, but this conflict offers some interesting prospects for the gamer. With unusual Napoleonic armies such as the Norwegians featuring along side some famous names from the period such as Sir John Moore, Bernadotte and Ney. In this article I will briefly outline the real events and some of the interesting possibilities of the situation. In addition I will also outline the Swedish, Finnish, British, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Dutch, Spanish and French forces that were, or might have been, involved in the events of 1808 / 09. Lastly I will briefly outline some of the interesting scenarios that could be fought against the background of these events…"
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Three Armies05 May 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

I do love these, 'what if's'

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

A most impressive OOB for all those armies.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 May 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Lonkka1Actual05 May 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

I started off my napoleonics with Sir John Moore's troops in 15mm. Very convenient as since they werenät used in Finland, they were shipped to Portugal/Spain.

It led off to me building the 1808 Finnish Army for the 200th anniversary battles me and my club did.

We compiled all kinds of stuff that is of interest for wargamers of the 1808 Russo-Swedish War:

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