Monday, 9 July 2018

Its All About The Swedes

Just to be clear this has nothing to do with football, although I did finish writing it in the build up to the quarter finals. These are the Swedes who rarely got beat!

So after a bit of a break we are back to the Great Northern War project with quite a bit happening all at once. And its all about the Swedes.

Firstly I have got stuck into the Jonkoping regiment. The Warfare Swedes standing in Karpus are perfect for these as they have a band around the front plate of the cap which Jonkopings had in the early part of the war. This unit will be entirely made up of Warfare figures, one of the few foot units all of one manufacturer (although I have another to do)
So with 10 of these chaps done, only 8 to go, although the cavalry might force me to put these to one side for a wee bit when they arrive.

The extreme close ups are not very forgiving and I do find the delicate features of these guys difficult compared to other manufacturers, they are lovely but just dont particularly suit my painting style.
The pike and command came out much better.
I have also finished an Ebor Swedish General. I dont have enough of these guys and this is the last unpainted one so will need a few more. I may pick up the pack of three Swedish Generals Warfare do at some point as I am sure I will need a few more.

This month also saw the release of Helion's new book on the Swedes, so of course I had to have it. At first glance it looks great, good value with loads of colour plates. I am only half way through and there are a lot of errors but a good read non the less. I will do a fuller review when I finish it.

Lastly, and by no means least, Warfare have released the long awaited (by me at least) Swedish cavalry. 8 codes each of 3 figures. You may remember that to give me a head start I painted up quite a few of the single Swedish test figure and soem generic command and hatless troopers quite some time ago. I also have these 9 horses painted and waiting for riders. So Jonkopings can wait whilst the Swedish life guard til hast get finished I think. Watch this space I hope to get them finished in a fairly short period of time.

So, a follow up post on the Helion book and another on the Warfare Swedes to follow. Great Northern War project is back on track folks.

12 comments:

  1. Look forward to seeing your progress. I'm still awaiting my copy of the Swedish book from Helion

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    1. Interested to see what you think Neil

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  2. Great news. I've been waiting for your return to GNW for a long time. Excellent numbers and plans.
    I'm also delighted with your return to this topic.

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    1. I am happy if you are happy my friend. More to come soon.

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  3. Sounds great, everything"s superb!

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  4. Really great little store king miniatures: it’s the pretty uniforms that make them look good. Plus the flags are top notch. 😀

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    1. Much appreciated Stew. just the other half to do now.

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  5. Not a Warfare figure fan I have to admit, but they do look very nice all the same. The book is good but poorly edited as you say.

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    1. Firts cavalry unit just about painted, se what you think when they are done Paul. I do like the new ones in particular.

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  6. Really nice work on these, glad I found your blog!

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    1. Thank you, glad you are enjoying it. Swedish cavalry coming soon.

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