New Project: Russo-Swedish War in 1808-1809 aka "The Finnish War" (Suomen Sota)

Latest update 22.3.2017

This is really not a new project, as it has been started few years back. Now with our excellent visit to Little Wars Club is Stockholm and the games played there I (we) really got excited about converting miniatures for this war.

Updates:

7.11.2016 Figures coverted and being painted for the Russo-Swedish war

I've been very focused on producing troops via conversion from Perry metals (British) and plastic British, Austrians and French. Here are conversion results and painting WIP pics.

Finnish commanders made from Victrix Austrians (command sprue) with some
French bits added (Victrix as well)

Converted Perry Brits - now they are Finns!
The officer with bicorne is Victrix Austrian.

Dismounted Carelian Dragoon: metallic horse from some mini flea market, body of a Victrix Austrian, rifle arm from Perry plastic dragoons and the head is from Victrix French artillery


Converting French horses into Swedish (or Russian) Dragoon horses

Bits for Carelian dragoons

Green stuffing models into Finns / Swedes



Finnish Jägers kitbashed and converted from Victrix Britis torsos, with heads from Warlord 
French hussars and hands from Victrix Austrians and Perry French dragoons, swords
from Victrix Frenchs


Converted Perry Brits





Perry Britis artillery crew (British in Egypt) and a few Trent Miniatures

Converting British heads from Brigade Games


Painting Perrys into Savolax Regiment colors


My Blog posts on the subject:



http://25yearsofminis.blogspot.fi/2016/10/russo-swedish-war-1808-1809-proggres_22.html

http://25yearsofminis.blogspot.fi/2016/11/eagle-rampant-battle-of-virta-bridges.html

http://25yearsofminis.blogspot.fi/2017/03/super-gaming-week-game-3.html


Sources of information and inspiration:


http://dalauppror.blogspot.fi/search/label/Finnish%20War?m=0

http://www.the-ancients.com/gemigabok/suomen-sota-1808-1809/

http://wargameinsvergie.blogspot.fi/search/label/1808-1809%20War

http://www.swordandsabre.com/serv02.htm

Miniatures for Suomen Sota

Miniatures need to be converted for 28mm.

Good starting points are:

Perry Miniatures: several plastic sets and early war Bristish with round hats.

I've used plastic Austrians for my Finnish Infantry.














British with round hats example

Instructions on converting them: http://northern-wargaming.blogspot.fi/2016/06/swedish-napoleonic-soldiers-in-28mm.html

French dragoons make good base for both Finnish Dragoons and Jaegers






Swedes / Finns: in 15mm. https://www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com/index.php?cat_id=155

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