Monday, October 3, 2011

Swedish BAR

Yeah Yeah I know I am supposed to be Austrians, while I am painting those too.

I completed the LivCompany (16 Figures) for the Swedish Regiment Narke-Varmlands in 25mm for our BAR 1741 project. In addition I completed 4 of the 8 Figures for the Command Section, and the 8 Artillerists and 2 Cannons, plus the Regimental Officer and Brigade Commander.

For Narke-Varmlands this leaves 4 Figures for Command and 32 Figures for the Second Two Companies.

I also got all the Figures for the Dalarnas Reigment (2 Battalions) which is the mate Regiment in the Brigade. Plus just because I own the Figures every mad jack of the Swedish Jagers will be covered as well.

On the Austrian Front I completed the First Company of the Carl Lothringen Regiment only 120 more to go for them.

3 comments:

Ed said...

Very interesting. Any pictures? Just how big is your BAR project?

Cheers,
Ed

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Jeffrey M. Johnson said...

In 15mm we play Koenig Krieg, fighting the "Wars of the Jumbled Alliances" in which case each player has a historical "accurate" command but the battles are complete fictional. We fought Waterloo for Example and the Prussian Civil War.
We would like to do something similiar with a BAR project, where each player paints up a historically "accurate" Brigade and having each player push thier own command.
However we are talking BAR with 70 figure Battalions.
We have a couple of players extremely interested and about four more somewhat interested.
The Swede's are a running joke, I write the Battle Reports and Push Swedes so they have never lost a battle. Including the Battle of Swedish Thermopylae. So it was only appropreate that I paint them up for this project two. I found the Swedish Official history (written in Swedish in 1740 what a pain in the butt to translate).
I suppose in the end I will also be painting up some Prussians, for the F&IW I have three French Battalions, a Marine Battalion and a Militia Battalion and on the British Side I have Two Battalions and some off ball companies Painted up.

Ed said...

Thanks. I find these group projects interesting.

If you followed my links, you saw that I tried to do something similar with our group in Texas. I did end up getting a couple people to contribute to that big game, but no one local was interested.

My BAR brigades (4 Prussian, 4 Austrian, British, French, Saxon, Hanoverian, Brunswick--err-- "Hesse-Fedoran" and Dutch) have sadly not been on the table since then.

The big units from Brunswick-Fedora, Saxony, Holland, and some of the Austrians are the big, 54+ figure units I built expressly for BAR. The Prussians and Austrians are combined from 24-figure units.

And with a name like "Youngstrom" I have also owned a Swedish army. 15mm Napoleonic that I just sold this summer.

Cheers,
Ed