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EARLY THIRTY YEARS WAR SWEDISH

Early Thirty Years War Swedish


This list covers the Swedes from 1630-1634, including the battle of Breitenfield? where the beat the Early Thirty Years War German Catholics and the first battle of Nordlingen?.

In the mess that was the TYW, at this time Gustavus Adolphus came to aid the German Lutherans, to forestall Catholic aggression against his homeland, and to obtain economic influence in the German states around the Baltic Sea; he was also concerned about the growing power of the Holy Roman Empire, and, like Christian IV, was heavily subsidized by Cardinal Richelieu, the Chief Minister of Louis XIII of France, and by the Dutch. From 1630 to 1634, Swedish-led armies drove the Catholic forces back, regaining much of the lost Protestant territory. During his campaign he managed to conquer half of the Imperial kingdoms, making Sweden the continental leader of Protestantism until the Swedish Empire ended in 1721.

Swedish forces entered the Holy Roman Empire via the Duchy of Pomerania, which served as the Swedish bridgehead since the Treaty of Stettin (1630). After dismissing Wallenstein in 1630, Ferdinand II became dependent on the Catholic League. Gustavus Adolphus allied with France in the Treaty of Bärwalde (January 1631). France and Bavaria signed the secret Treaty of Fontainebleau (1631), but this was rendered irrelevant by Swedish attacks against Bavaria. At the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631), Gustavus Adolphus's forces defeated the Catholic League led by Tilly.46 47 A year later they met again in another Protestant victory, this time accompanied by the death of Tilly. The upper hand had now switched from the league to the union, led by Sweden. In 1630, Sweden had paid at least 2,368,022 daler for its army of 42,000 men. In 1632, it contributed only one-fifth of that (476,439 daler) towards the cost of an army more than three times as large (149,000 men). This was possible due to subsidies from France, and the recruitment of prisoners (most of them taken at the Battle of Breitenfeld) into the Swedish army. The majority of mercenaries recruited by Gustavus II Adolphus were German48 but Scottish mercenaries were also common. With Tilly dead, Ferdinand II returned to the aid of Wallenstein and his large army. Wallenstein marched up to the south, threatening Gustavus Adolphus's supply chain. Gustavus Adolphus knew that Wallenstein was waiting for the attack and was prepared, but found no other option. Wallenstein and Gustavus Adolphus clashed in the Battle of Lützen (1632), where the Swedes prevailed, but Gustavus Adolphus was killed.

Ferdinand II's suspicion of Wallenstein resumed in 1633, when Wallenstein attempted to arbitrate the differences between the Catholic and Protestant sides. Ferdinand II may have feared that Wallenstein would switch sides, and arranged for his arrest after removing him from command. One of Wallenstein's soldiers, Captain Devereux, killed him when he attempted to contact the Swedes in the town hall of Eger (Cheb) on 25 February 1634. The same year, the Protestant forces, lacking Gustav's leadership, were defeated at the First Battle of Nördlingen by the Spanish-Imperial forces commanded by Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand.

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My list from Warfare 2013
  • 1 Determined Horse Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 2 Swedish Brigade+gunne MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 2 Swedish Brigade+gunne HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 3 Swedish Brigade+gunne MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 3 Swedish Brigade+gunne HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 4 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 5 Swedish Brigade+gunne MF Unarmoured Average Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 5 Swedish Brigade+gunne HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 6 Swedish Brigade MF Unarmoured Average Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 6 Swedish Brigade HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 7 Swedish Brigade MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 7 Swedish Brigade HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 8 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 9 Commanded Shotte+gunne MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 10 Karabunyatterye Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 11 Karabunyatterye Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 12 Commanded Shotte+gunne MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 13 Gunnes Artillery Average Hvy Art 2
  • 14 Gunnes Artillery Average Hvy Art 2
  • 3 TCs

Ric Daveys list from Warfare 2013
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 4 Det Hse, Average Armoured Pi Pi
  • Average Swedish Brigade and Gunne
  • Superior Swedish Brigade and Gunne
  • Superior Swedish Brigade and Gunne
  • Superior Swedish Brigade and Gunne
  • 8 Commanded out superior Salvo foote
  • 6 Commanded out Superior Armoured Pike
  • 2 Heavy Gunnes
  • 2 Average commanded shotte and a gunne
  • 2 Average commanded shotte and a gunne
  • 4 Unarmoured Carbine Horse
  • 4 TCs

700AP List used at Oxford 2012
  • 1 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 2 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 3 Mercenary Karbinryttare Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 4 Mercenary Karbinryttare Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 5 Veteran Colour Regts MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 5 Veteran Colour Regts HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 6 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 7 Veteran Colour Regts MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 7 Veteran Colour Regts HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 7 Regimental gun Reg Gun Superior 1
  • 8 German Cuirassiers Horse Hvy Armd Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 9 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
  • 10 Veteran Colour Regts MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 10 Veteran Colour Regts HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 10 Regimental gun Reg Gun Superior 1
  • 11 Lattaryttare Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
(this one got beaten !)


700AP list used at Oxford 2012
  • 1 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 2 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 3 Latta Ryttare Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • 4 Colour regiments MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 4 Colour regiments HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 4 Colour regiments Reg Gun Superior 1
  • 5 Karbinryttare Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 6 Commanded shot MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 7 Colour regiments MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 7 Colour regiments HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 7 Colour regiments Reg Gun Superior 1
  • 8 Commanded shot MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 9 Yellow brigade MF Unarmoured Elite Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 9 Yellow brigade HF Armoured Elite Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 9 Yellow brigade Reg Gun Elite 1
  • 10 Finnish Hakkapeliita Cavalier Armoured Elite Impact Mtd Pistol 4
  • 11 12lb Artillery Artillery Average Hvy Art 2


800AP list used at Britcon
  • 3 Dragoons
  • Superior, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • 6 German Pike and Shotte
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte
  • 4 Mounted Reiters, Average, Armoured, carbine Pistol
  • 4 Determined Horse, Armoured, Superior, Pi/Pi
  • Superior, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte
  • 4 Hakkapelitta Cavaliers, Armoured, Superior, Impact Mounted/Pi
  • 2 Medium Gunnes
  • Superior, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • 4 Cuirassiers,Full Fat version


800 AP Early TYW Swedish used at Britcon 2012
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 4 Carabins Unarmoured Carbine/Pi Horse
  • 4 Carabins Unarmoured Carbine/Pi Horse
  • Average, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • Average, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • Average, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • Average, Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte with a little Gun
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte with a little Gun
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte with a little Gun
  • Commanded Superior Salvo Shotte with a little Gun
  • Superior full fat leaded Armoured Swedish Brigade with a little Gun
  • 2 Guns
  • 4 Determined Horse, Armoured, Average, Pi/Pi

Pete Dalby - Warfare 2011- 800 AP
  • 2 Guns
  • 4 Unarmoured Karabinyattere Horse
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 4 Latta Rytarre, Det Horse, Armoured, Superior,Pistol Pistol
  • 4 Finns Det Horse, Unarmoured, Superior, Impact Horse Sword
  • 2 Superior Commanded Shotte and a little gun
  • A Proper Swedish Brigade with a little gun
  • A Proper Swedish Brigade with a little gun
  • An Average Swedish Brigade with a little gun
  • 2 Superior Commanded Shotte and a little gun
  • 2 Superior Commanded Shotte and a little gun
  • 2 Superior Commanded Shotte and a little gun
  • 4 German Cuirassiers,Pistol Pistol Hvy Armour

800AP used by Tim Porter @ Warfare 2011
  • 1 Mercenary Infantry HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 1 Mercenary Infantry MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 2 Mercenary Infantry HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 2 Mercenary Infantry MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • 3 Swedish Foote HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 3 Swedish Foote MF Unarmoured Average Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 3 Regimental Gun Reg Gun Average 1
  • 4 Veteran colour regiments HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 4 Veteran colour regiments MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 4 Regimental Gun Reg Gun Superior 1
  • 5 Veteran colour regiments HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • 5 Veteran colour regiments MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4 Swede Bg
  • 6 Karbinryttare Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 7 Latta Rytarre Dt Horse Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 8 Karbinryttare Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • 9 Commanded Shotte MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 10 Commanded Shotte MF Unarmoured Average Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • 11 German cuirassiers Horse Hvy Armd Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 12 12 Pounders Artillery Average Med Art 2
  • 13 Hakkapelitttta Cavalier Armoured Superior Impact Mtd Pistol 4


As used by Tim Myall at Britcon 2011
  • Swedish laetta ryttare Dt Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • Mercenary karbinryttare Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 6
  • Commanded shot MF Unarmoured Average Salvo Salvo 2 Cmd Shot
  • Dragoon & mtd jaegers Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • Veteran "colour regiments" HF Armoured Superior Pike Pike 3 Swede Bg
  • Veteran "colour regiments" MF Unarmoured Superior Salvo Salvo 4
  • Veteran "colour regiments" Reg Gun Superior Reg Gun Reg Gun 1
  • Mercenary inf reg. MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • Mercenary inf reg. HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • Mercenary inf reg. MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • Mercenary inf reg. HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • Mercenary karbinryttare Horse Armoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • Swedish laetta ryttare Dt Horse Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
  • Mercenary karbinryttare Horse Unarmoured Average Carbine Pistol 4
  • Mercenary inf reg. MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • Mercenary inf reg. HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • Mercenary inf reg. MF Unarmoured Average Musket 4
  • Mercenary inf reg. HF Armoured Average Pike Pike 2
  • 12-pounder guns Artillery Average Med Art 2
  • 12-pounder guns Artillery Average Med Art 2

Tactics

  • The Swedes are an expensive army and so need to be very careful to coordinate their foot and mounted arms.
  • The Swedish Brigades will beat anything in front of them other than 4 deep pike, so the challenge can be forcing the enemy to fight
  • Swedish brigades with regimental guns will outshoot 4/2 foot at long range. The 4/2 foot will then have to close or get shot up and then the Swedes can charge.

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