For my 11th entry, it's a return to 15mm 30YW cavalry. First up, a unit of 12 Harquebusiers.
Next up, "Hack them all!". Yes, the dreaded "Hakkapeliita" of the Swedish army. These were Finnish cavalry, whose name comes from their battle cry "Hakka pella" which means "Hack them all!", not a threat to sing without musical accompaniment.
They gained a fearsome reputation on the battlefields around the Baltic.The regiment had its origins in the Nyland knights which became the Nyland and Tavestas Cavalry Regiment in 1629 under Lt Colonel Torsten Stalhandske. At the battle of Breitenfeld (1631) they were on the right wing of the Swedish army and were commanded personally by Gustav Adolf.
The flag is homemade. I had trouble finding the flag they used in the 30YW - I think this one is from late 17th/early 18th century, but it probably hadn't changed greatly in that time.
Next up, some Norman infantry, then maybe some more Swiss if you all behave.
Lovely work Tamsin. I like the yellow/buff blanket roll with the red jackets and the banner turned out very nicely as well.
These two regiments of cavalry will give Tamsin 97 points. Just a shave behind Ray...