Armies Battles and Sieges Colours and Standards








Írjan Martinsson

Colour Sheets to Swedish Opponents

Pattern for a Russian infantry colour m/1700
(the colouring was different for each regiment)

Anyone who is in to casting and painting Prince August's 40 mm miniature figures for the Great Northern War, and is interested in colours to the Swedes' opponents, have here a collection of colour sheets they can use free of charge. The collection is not large and mainly consist of those I have created for my own figures. But I hope more colour sheets will be added in the future.

There are also pages with colour sheets for the Swedish infantry and cavalry.

The easiest way to print the colour sheets is to click on the images and then press the print button on your web browser.

Russian Infantry Colours

Preobrazhenski Guard 1706

Semenovski Guard

Russian colonel's colour of a model issued before 1707

Tverski Regiment 1700

Pskovski Regiment 1700
(colours on the palm leaves and cross are speculative)

Same colonel's colour as above but with different proportions so that it can be used together the colours to the left.

The colours for the Tverski and Pskovski regiments have the motif that was the same for all regiments raised at the start of the war. The background colour of Tverski can easily be changed in order to create a colour representing a different regiment and on Pskovski the palm leaves and cross can also easily be changed. 

Russian Dragoon Colours

Permski Dragoon Regiment 1703

Vladimirski Dragoon Regiment 1703

Moscowski Dragoon Regiment 1709

Speculative dragoon colour 1

Speculative dragoon colour 2

Speculative dragoon colour 3

The Russian dragoon regiments also had colours with the same motif which was varied with different colouring. Only four possible colour combinations for the cross and palm leaves existed however (gold and silver). The colours in the top row above show three  of these combinations and by changing the background colour as in the second row you could easily make more variations.

Moscowski Dragoon Regiment 1707

Another type of motif appears to have come in fashion at the time of the Charles XII's Russian campaign and that is the double eagle to the right. The background colour of that one can also easily be changed in order to create more variants.

Saxon Colours

Polish Guard m/1701

Saxon Guard m/1701

Leibregiment Dragoons

Brause's Dragoon Regiment

Oertzen's Dragoon Regiment 1703

Bayreuth's Dragoon Regiment

Goltz' Dragoon Regiment

Oertzen's Dragoon Regiment 1704

Danish and Norwegian Colours

Livgarden til Fods 1710
(captured by the Swedes at Helsingborg)

Dronningen's Livregiment 1685

Colour for the regiment commanded by Schack 1688-1701, Schwńngel 1701-1704, Prince of Hessen 1704-1710 and thereafterr Zepelin.

Jyske Regiment

Fynske Regiment

SjŠllandske Regiment 1710

Vesterlenske Regiment m/1704 (Norway)

Prince Christian's Regiment (colonel's colour)

Prince Christian's Regiment (company colour)
(probably issued after 1711 when black became the regimental colour)

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