onsdag 27 oktober 2010

Finding historic persons that fought in the battle

The three kings (and I haven't told anything about the background, it's all hidden in an old thread at Bennosfigures, maybe I'll do that someday) were easy to find and some of the leading knights on the Swedish/German side. But all the noble casualties I've found different stories about. Some sources say they died in the battle, other say they died years before the battle. All that seems clear is that King Håkon of Norway got wounded, King Magnus of Sweden got captured and King Albrecht (also of Sweden) won the battle. Maybe the noble casualties families didn't like that their relatives died on the losing side so they made up the death date. Sweden lost all the archives during a fire late 1690s so it could have been that way. One historic figure I found was the German knight (described as a bad person) Luder Svinakula (=Whore Pigstie). To good to be true, but it seems he was a historic person and came to Sweden 1400.

The charge of Sir Benkt

Some people have already seen these figs unpainted more or less. Now they are more or less painted. This is planned to be a part of the battle at Gata Forest, but since I made up the coat-of-arms myself I haven't decided which side Sir Benkt should be on.There where many Swedish knights on the German side and if he is one of them I have to put some peasants in the ranks.

tisdag 26 oktober 2010

A new start

Promised myself that I should never start a blog, but seeing the work of the friends at Benno's I followed suit and started one about my huge project The Battle of Gata Forest 1365. Better to put the updates here than filling up Benno's forum. The interested will see the (very slow) progress here and the results here AND at Benno's. Pics will follow, when I know how to post them. Just a start and don't know when I update.