Pushing forward towards Moscow and Nekropolis

Some progress on the Towards Moscow Trilogy Project with some Swedish Horse done for Horka 1708 and some further progress on the Mutant 1984 project.

Swedish Horse for the Horka 1708 Battle

As I have promised myself I finally did another push on the Towards Moscow project and finalised another batch of Swedish cavalry (30 bases). More background on this project here.  Most facts from the book “The Great Northern War 1700-1721 – Colours and Uniforms”, by Lars-Eric Höglund and Åke Sallnäs.  That concludes the Swedish cavalry needed for the Project (a total of 66) – next I will “attack” the Swedish Infantry.

Dückers Dragonregemente

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Dückers Dragonregemente, also known as the Preussiska (Prussian) dragonregemente. Colonel/Överste Karl Gustav Dücker. Raised in 1704, recruits from Bremen, Pomerania, Livland and Courland. 1000 men at the Battle of Horka. Captured at Poltava 1709  and not raised again. 

Gyllenstierna Dragonregemente

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Gyllenstiernas Dragoonregemente formed of six companies (750 man) in 1707 when the Gortz regiment was divided into two smaller regiments. Captured at Poltava and never raised again.

Stenbocks Dragonregemente

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Stenbocks Dragonregemente, enlisted regiment formed by Magnus Stenbock in 1704 through enlistments.  Colonel for the Horka Battle is N. Hielm.  Captured at Poltava and never raised again. 1000 men (initially 600 but increased in size in 1707).

Meierfelts Dragonregemente

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Meierfelts Dragonregemente, enlisted regiment since 1703. Colonel Meierfeldt, 1250 man since 1707, initially 600 men.  Captured at Poltava and never raised again.

Skånska Ståndsdragonregementet

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Skånska Ståndsdragonregementet was a temporary regiment that was raised from the households from the clergy, persons or rank and the well situated in Southern Sweden. The Colonel of the Regiment was the Prince of Würtemberg, and 1,250 man strong at the time of the Horka Battle. Captured after Poltava.  Raised again in 1712 and then broken up in 1721.

Taube Dragonregemente

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Taubes Dragonregemente (also known as the Schlesiska Dragonregementet). enlisted regiment with recruits from Bremen, Pomerania, Livland and Courland.  Established in 1704, captured at Poltava and was not raised again.  Originally 600 but 1000 man strong at the time of the Battle. Colonel G.A. Taube.

 

Upplands (Livregementet och Östgöta) Tremänningsregemente till Häst

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Temporary cavalry regiment raised in 1700 from regions in central Sweden. Colonel at the time C.G.Kruse and 834 man strong.  Captured at Poltava and reestablished in 1712.

Adelsfanan in Sweden and Finland

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This was a very old unit at the time of the Great Northern War and had its origins from the feudal times when the nobility needed to provides Knights in service of the crown. Adelsfanan can be translated as the Cavalry Corps of the Nobility and all officers were of Noble birth. The regiment was 600 man strong at the time and the Colonel was A. Ramsvärd.

 

Nekropolis Bunker Guard Unit and Scientists

I also managed to get some time to do some of the miniatures I need for the Mutant 1984 project (see here).  This time some soldiers for the bunker.  Basic models are Warlord American Infantry Plastics (see here – although I got a very good deal from eBay).  These models require some assembly that is great for this project as I wanted to do some headswaps and specials – I used Tamya Extra thin cement for this (apart from the metal bits with a glued with gel superglue) and it works very well (here is a review about it).

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This product made me drop the hate in my previous love hate relationship to the hard plastic miniature stuff.

 

It also fills my bit box with some cool stuff that can be used for other things (bazookas, backpacks, smgs, pistols, rifles, etc).

The only direct description we have from the original scenario book are that the uniforms were green and the trousers have red stripes.  Did these in a sitting – wargames standard I suppose and happy overall.  I think I will make the Bunker floor grey concrete but not sure yet – so maybe I will change the base colour later.  (Note to self: Uniform bronze green with german field grey).

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Oberstløjtnant Hintz and  Major Rantzau (I used two of the Scientist heads from Crooked dice – see here).

 

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Another Scientist head was used for Sekondløjtnant Tamyia Sand, and for the Baboon soldiers head I do not remember were I got it from.

 

 

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I glued some extra legs on a guy and added a rams head to another (again some old miniature I had lying around got brutalised) – this is Chefsergent Niels Laudrups team.

 

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Some more soldiers, I think my favourite is the guy with four arms and two rifles.

I also painted the 4 scientists, these are from Crooked dice and are fantastic models.

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You can find the first 3 models here and the other one here.

I also update the write-up page (here) with this one as well for the soldiers in the border cabin (after snow basing them).

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/ That was all, until next take care.

 

 

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