Jun 13, 2015

6mm GNW Swedish infantry


Four units of Varangians/Swedes for Maurice, in my standard 32-men composition. What I changed was the layout of figures per base as I included grenadiers on the flanks and split the command strip between two bases to have the flag more to the centre of the unit.
So while a standard ImagiNation infantry unit looks like this:

M M M M   M M M M   M M M M   M M M M
M M M M   M M M M   C  C  C  C   M M M M

the Swedes look like this:

G G M M   M M M M   M M M M   M M G G 
G G M M   M M C  C    C C  M M    M M G G 

(Grenadiers, Musketeers and Command, respectively). The Baccus GNW Grenadier pack is half strength, 12 strips = 48 figures compared to the 24 strips = 96 figures of the musketeers; I've cut up one strip for each flank of the main body. These grenadier figures were problematic, though, because they bend and break way too easily, something I rarely experienced with Baccus stuff before.

Anyway, painting was just the usual: grey primer, a very quick run with the basic colors, a dark brown shade made of black glaze and burnt umber, then a highlight on the blues. A single highlight of the main color (with a much brighter tone) improves the look of the units vastly.


The flags were taken from this site, printed then painted over.

I think the next units will have karpus hats but I'm not sure about pikes. Maurice has rules for them, well, some won't hurt.

8 comments:

  1. Great looking units, very nice job Andras!

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  2. They certainly look impressive altogether, a great unit.

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  3. As the others said, nice job!

    Pikes don't matter all that much: the Swedes gradually phased out their pikes (as did the Russians, for that matter), until by about 1718 (maybe earlier), they were gone.

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

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    1. Thank you - it's less of an accuracy than a practical matter as I'd have to vary the strips/bases ratio even more. The bayonet made the pike pretty much obsolete as you could stab and shoot with the same weapon!

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