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Ingermanlandski Regiment

July 8, 2011 8:30 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: Wet Paint

It’s been a while but here’s some stuff I painted again. This is the Russian Ingermanlandski Regiment of the Great Northern War.

Ingermanlandski Regiment

The Ingermanlandski was a regiment raised in Ingria, the bit of Russia that Peter nicked from the Swedes and build St. Petersburg in. They were a high profile regiment, being paid to the same level as the Guard Regiments.

The figures are Musketeer Miniatures, the flag is scanned from a uniform book I own (for the nitpickers, yes, it’s the 1712 pattern flag, so after the ‘highlight’ of the Great Northern War) and the flag tassel is from Front Rank Figurines.

Even though my focus is now shifting to Napoleonics, I do plan to occasionally paint some things for the Great Northern War, and this was one of them. One cannot have a Russian GNW army without the Ingermanlandski, and that oversight has now been corrected.

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Interesting detail is that there was also an Ingermanland regiment (Ingermanlands regemente) on Swedish side, recruited by the local Swedish governor, Wellignk, in 1700 as part of Sweden’s initial GNW efforts. The regiment was kept on the Swedish books, and was active in the defence of Swedish Finland, till 1710 when it was lost during the capture of Viborg by the Russians. Next to these there was also an Ingermanland Dragoon regiment, set up at the same time, and who roughly have the same history as the infantry. Part of the regiment escaped from Viborg, these were distributed to bolster other infantry and cavalry regiments.

July 11, 2011 9:15 AM - Posted by kgpm.desmedt