Russians for 1808-1809

The Russian army was in a state of transition during the 1808 war with Sweden. They were changing into a new high level organization, new uniforms and flags were introduced, and it seems that new infantry tactics were tried out.

Finnish flags

Most of the regiments used the provincial coat of arms as the emblem in their colours. In most cases each regiment had the same number of colours as it had batallions or squadrons. Jaegers had no colours. The pdf file below has a number of ready-to-print flags.

Swedish uniforms

In these tables you’ll find info on the uniform colors used by Finnish and Swedish units. Info on the equipment can be found on the painting the miniatures -page.

Making terrain boards

Instead of making the terrain from generic terrain pieces, each of the battles will have a custom built terrain trying to capture the landscape as exactly as possible but still keeping in mind the playability and durability because of the need for the pieces to be transported every now and then. As the battlefields are quite large we divided each …

Historical maps

When the idea of Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809 project was first talked about the decision was to aim for as historically accurate terrain as possible. The 21 volume book Sveriges Krig Åren 1808 och 1809 had 19th/20th century maps for the battles. Lakes, rivers, forests, houses and so on have been clearly and well marked on the maps. In addition …

Basing your figures

We decided to base infantry by company one of the reasons being that this is used by our preferred ruleset General de Brigade. The size of the line infantry stand is six figures on a 3×2,5 centimetres. Stands for jaegers are slightly smaller with four figures so that skirmishing units can be deployed with wider frontage and are a bit …