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A visit to Army Museum

Posted by Traveller1865 on 20 Oct 2017, 19:39

Having a day off work prompted me to make a visit to the Army Museum located in Stockholm. Why you might ask? Since I'm planning some 17th Century projects it would be a good idea to get som reference photos and inspiration in general. As it happens, the museum hosts a "wargame exihibition" so the chances of seeing some painted miniatures seemed pretty good.

I also hoped they would have some interesting stuff, meaning miniatures for sale, and they did! But to my sorrow not our beloved scale 1/72 but in the more popular 28mm scale.
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In the display they had some painted examples of these 28mm figures, I admit it was tempting but the prices were insane and 1/72 is the one true scale

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Well on to the general exihibit, which hasn't changed over the years, the first scenes you meet are some general information about warfare.

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Now onto the Great Power Era of Swedish history which began in the early 17th century, some matchlock muskets on display.

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Now comes something that sparked my interest in revisiting the museum, the Thirty Years War army miniatures display, I always thought these were Revell's figures from the early 1990s but now I'm not so sure after seeing them again.

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As you can probably tell this shows an army in preparation for battle, with cavalry and pikemen and so on.

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In a much larger scale, a few 17th century pikemen are displayed

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Harsh times in war..

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A cavalryflag from the 30-years war(?)
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Swedish cavalry from the 18th century
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Disastrous march back to Sweden after failed invasion of Norway in 1718...
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Swedish artillery in the Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809
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Some muskets on display
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So on the wargames exihibition, which was a little of a let down as most displays focus on boardgames..

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Some miniatures were seen though...
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A very old wargame published in Sweden...

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Posted by MABO on 20 Oct 2017, 21:09

Thank you for posting these pics and informations!
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Posted by Graeme on 21 Oct 2017, 04:35

Great to see a museum using figures in displays, I really like that. Fabulous pic of the Swedish Cavalry! And the old Swedish war game is very interesting, wouldn't you love to find one of those in a junk shop. Thanks for posting.

Also, nice shop, shame about the scale. :-)
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Posted by Peter on 30 Oct 2017, 20:27

Wonderfull post! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
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