Monday 14 April 2014

Swedish cavalry attack in 1942!

Just found this on Youtube.

It is a short clip with Swedish Hussars from 1942. It is taken from the movie Löjtnantshjärtan (Lieutenant Hearts or Bleeding Hearts in english).

Thursday 10 April 2014

The last figures (for now)

And here is the last figures in this batch. And now I have started to plan for a third wave. :-)
This is a NCO using a submachine gun. The Swedish army was very late at adopting them. It is originally a Finnish model called Suomi KP/31. The biggest difference between the Finnish and Swedish model was the bullet used for it and the magazine. The Finnish had a round drum magazine, while the Swedish had a straight one. The first Swedish model was called kpist m/37, but it was the next model m/37-39 that was widely used by the army.
Another sooldier with a light machine gun. Same gun as in the first figures, just another pose.
And a second guy with binocular.
And a sitting shooting guy.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Mortar team

Sweden got their first mortar in 1918.
11 years later they got their first "proper" mortar. The mortar is called grk m/29 (Grk = Granatkastare = Mortar). It is a 81mm mortar, originaly from Stokes-Brandts.

Well, now there are just 2 or 3 figures left to show.

Saturday 5 April 2014

Observation team

Next figures I have painted from our new Swedish figures are a observation team. They can be used for the machine gun, the mortar or why not as spotters for off-table artillery?

Thursday 3 April 2014

New NCOs

Next is two NCOs for the machinegun or mortar. What the second figure holds in his hand? Maybe a map or a paper with some important information. Could be something important for a scenario!

Tuesday 1 April 2014

New figures

Nothing new in a very long time. I have been playing Dust, working and being with my family instead.

But now I have something new to show you!
New freshly pained figures for my Ådalen range!
It is a medium machine gun with crew. The machine gun was called "ksp m/14" (ksp = kulspruta = ball sprayer) and was used until 1943 by the army. At that time it was transfered to the Home Guard (Hemvärnet). It was not originally from Sweden, but Austria, where it was known as the Schwarzlose MG m07/12. It was used by the Austro-Hungerian army during WW1 and by Dutch, Hungerian and Greek armies during WW2.

The crew wears a standard m/10 uniform.

So when will it be available for purchase? Soon I hope.

Edit: As Hammers on Lead-adventure forum points out the machinegun is a Schwarzlose.