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Charge The Guns20 Nov 2020 6:12 a.m. PST

The Swedish infantry brigades in the Thirty Years War (TYW), with their elaborate ‘squadron' formations, are for me an iconic part of the Swedish army in this period. Representing these brigades on the table top provides an interesting challenge, and how they fought is also something interesting to explore in a wargame.

I've just posted a blog entry that explores the early Swedish TYW brigades, and shows how I built my Old Blue brigade, and try to make it work under Pike and Shotte. More discussion and picture here:

I'd be really interested to know how other people represent these brigades, and their experiences with them on the tabletop.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

Nice looking units! Must say that I have never done TYW so no experience but would be interested in how one games with these units

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 8:27 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 10:50 a.m. PST

Very nice work. My only experience was with Field of Glory which does not have the separate squadrons.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 3:03 p.m. PST

Beautiful work.

Charge The Guns22 Nov 2020 3:49 a.m. PST

Many thanks, Frederick, Shagnasty, and Jurgenation! Comments much appreciated.

JanissaryAga22 Nov 2020 3:43 p.m. PST

what a great unit!

takeda33322 Nov 2020 11:27 p.m. PST

Amazing work, very well done.

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