This blog post looks at the latest unit for my Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth army; another unit of Polish Haiduks.
|Polish Haiduks from Wargames Foundry and TAG in 28mm|
In this earlier post (https://theviaregia.blogspot.com/2021/11/polish-haiduks.html) I described the background to these native Polish infantry. This unit is more of the same, with the figures also being from Wargames Foundry and The Assault Group (TAG) in 28mm.
|Extract from the contemporary ‘Stockholm Roll’ showing Haiduks|
I chose a different paint scheme this time, with this unit being based on a unit of Haiduks in the Stockholm Scroll. This amazing 15m long work of art depicts the ceremonial entry of the wedding procession of King Sigismund III and Archduchess Constance of Austria into Kraków on 4th December 1605. The picture includes many military units, including Haiduks. This needs to be used with caution of course as this is a ceremonial procession and not a battlefield. It is nevertheless very useful. There is a great Wikimedia page with details of many parts of the scroll here: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Stockholm_Roll
This unit of Haiduks on the scroll have a nice dark blue uniform with a yellow lining on the outer coat. The figures in the scroll don’t seem to have braiding on their coats but as my model soldiers do, I have given them braiding in the same contrasting yellow.
|A ‘tenth man’ and musician.|
|Biting open a cartridge.|
|Casualty Marker from Warbases|
The scroll shows further Haiduk uniforms and so I will be trying these in the future. Next up, my Haiduks need some commanders.
Until next time
Andy @ The Friends of General Haig.