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Thursday, February 16, 2017

1808-1809 Swedish Army take two!!!

Hi all,
So I have continued to search for a good source for Swedish 28mm miniatures from the Napoleonic Wars. I found Eagle Miniatures and they have a line of 28mm Swedish troops.
I placed an order for 8-Grenadiers and 8- Line Infantry as well as one 6lb artillery gun and crew. I also got two officers to add to the mix.

After receiving and looking at the "Grenadiers" it looks like they are actually Guard Infantry, based on the hat and the uniform.
From what I understand the Grenadiers wore this type hat (image 1) and the Guards wore this hat (image 2). The figure I received is wearing this hat (image 3 and 4)

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Image 3

Image 4

The coat worn by the Grenadiers is seen here (image 5) and the Guards is see here (image 6), The miniature looks like this (image 7,8,and 9)

Image 5

Image 6

Image 7

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Image 9

So based on my sources "The Army of the Kingdom of Sweden 1802-1814" by W.J. Rawkins I would have to say that the figure I received which is labeled as a "Grenadier" on the Eagle Miniatures website is a actually a Guards infantryman wearing the 1807 uniform?

I need your feedback here before I start painting this up please!!!

I plan to paint these miniatures up as the Svea Lifeguard based on the references from W.J Rawkins's book.

Any and all feedback will be great!