Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Scanian War 1675 – 1679: ”Snapphanar”

"Snapphanar" defending Scanian village


Here is my first batch of the illustrious Snapphanar Guerrilla warriors, to be used in coherence with a rule adaption of the skirmish game Muskets & Tomahawks.

In the service of the Danish King, these local recruits set out to assist in the ”liberation” of the lost eastern Danish provinces from Swedish occupation. 
The war was bitterly contested, with atrocities common on both sides, so the Snapphanar guerilla really lived in extreme danger, as they faced certain torture and painful execution through empalement, if ever captured by the Swedes.


Svend "Gønge" Poulsen - infamous guerrilla leader

More in depth information is available at co-project organizer, Michael ”Dalauppror’s” blog: http://dalauppror.blogspot.se/2013/11/his-majestys-freeshooters-of-denmark.html

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, I am following this and Michaels work with interest, its great to learn other aspects of history

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  2. Excellent minis Søren! It will be a joy to game with such nice miniatures on the table.

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    1. Thanks Jonas, was hoping to inspire a little painting work on this project from your skilled hands as well:0)

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    2. If you continue to post such inspiring pictures of great painted miniatures I won't be able to resist! :)

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  3. Greate work Sören !!!

    I work on some of my Swedes and we will have our first game up and running in no time:)

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  4. A promising start! The setup for the picture is superb.

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  5. Great figures .I look forward to seeing them in action...

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  6. Beautiful! Great paintjob on very nice miniatures.

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    1. Hi Mikkel, and thanks for your comment. Yes, they're all from Perry's ECW range. I'll give the new Warfare Miniatures range a go, when painting regular Danish infantry later on. Shall be interesting to see the compatibility in size and sculpting.

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  8. Great looking minis, and the first picture is simply amazing!

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