The Värmland Jagare Regimente regiment presented here didn’t actually serve in the Finnish War, but I didn’t know that when I ordered them.
That said, the Karelska Jagare regiment present in the Savolaks Brigade wore a very similar uniform although they wore the standard top hat without the green crest. For a while I did consider converting the figures by whipping the heads off some line troops, but what would I do with 24 headless figures? I can’t abide waste like that.
So I have decided that the Värmland regiment will replace the Karelska regiment in my structure - when did historical accuracy get in the way of a good model soldier collection!
And here is the Savolaks Brigade on parade…
|The whole brigade, including two batteries of the Savolaks artillery regiment|
|…on the left the Savolaks jâger regiment |
|…and on the right the Savolaks Infantry Regiment |
covered by the other two companies of the Värmland Jägers
This collection is rapidly coming to a conclusion with just four battalions and a few guns required to finish it. All of the figures have been purchased and are stacked in the queue.
The only outstanding item will be the mounted officers, that are not yet available…need to convince the Perrys to make them!