Formed in 1634 from the Finnish province of Ostrobothnia, Österbottens regiment came into the war with Russia in 1807 with a long and proud history. It fought at the Battle of Leipzig in the Thirty Years' War and the Battle of Lund in 1676 in Charles XI's Danish War. In 1699, the regiment was posted to Riga to form a garrison unit. In the Great Northern War the the first battalion was divided and merged with other units, fighting at Lensa and Poltava, before surrendering at Perevolotjna on July 1, 1709. The second battalion that remained in Riga and surrendered at he conclusion of the siege of the city, in July 1710.
Reformed it was assigned to army in Finland and continued to fight in Estonia. In 1718 the regiment participated in Charles XII's second Norwegian campaign. Later it was engaged in the Hattars' Russian War of 1741–1743. It was engaged again in the Pomeranian War in 1789 and in Gustav III's Russian War at the Battle of Parkumäki.
In the Finnish War it fought, among other actions, at the Oravais and Kalix on March 23, 1809. It was disbanded at the conclusion of the war.
Unlike the other Finnish regiments Österbottens still wore the pre-1807 blue coat instead of the grey coat, although there are conflicting references around the actual colour worn, and those blue coats may have had coloured lapels. Since the figures don’t have lapels I have chosen to do them with the single breasted cost and white trousers after the figure in the right of the Knötel illustration below.