Tuesday, 5 February 2008

DBA 1500-1900 41.Swedish (1610-1670)

The Swedish Army of Gustav Adolphus that fought in the Thirty Years War.
We used the Osprey Men at Arms books for basis of the uniforms.
Another good source of TYW uniforms comes from a pdf on the Vexillia site www.vexillia.ltd.uk/common/pdf/Uniforms30YW.pdf
The flags came from a cracking European resource & here's the link:

41 Swedish, 1610-1670.
3x3Kn, 1x3Kn or 3Dr or 4Sh or 2Ps, 1x3Kn or 4Sh, 3x4Sh, 2x4Pk, 1x4Pk or Cn, 1xArt.

The list is interesting in that it allows the Swedes to have a Cannon element.
The range of normal DBA Artillery is 500 paces, Cannons have 1000 paces.
A significant advantage if you use it right!

Gustavus Swedes - all elements

Close up of the Foot - Gustavus in the middle.

Gustavus leading his Knights

Swedish Dragoons & Finnish Psiloi

Artillery & Cannon elements

The massed ranks of Foot & Pike

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