The Great Northern War was a series of conflicts that enveloped the Northern states of Europe around the Baltic Sea during the early part of the eighteenth century. Most think of it as a war between Sweden & Russia, and yet it involved Denmark, Poland, Saxony and a host of smaller states and city armies including the Ottoman empire. It is a war that pitches Renaissance style armies against pike and shot and Western armies using modern tactics. A real melting pot of ideas, tactics and weaponry.
This weekend the club hosted a game pitching Swedes against Russians with guests travelling from far afield to take part.
.The Russian redoubt was never threatened but provided a secure position to anchor their centre for the duration of the battle.
Figures form the collection of Paul Robinson and are all Footsore Miniatures painted by Paul.
Scenery from the Grimsby Wargames Society (redoubt from Paul's collection)
Rules used were the Grimsby Wargames Society "Russian Bear Swedish Eagle" house rules.