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SWEDISH & RUSSIAN ARMY FLEETS
Naval Wars in the Baltic

This range covers predominantly the wars between Sweden and Russia during the period 1778-1809. They were principally fighting over Finland, the coast of which has many islands and shallow inlets where conventional sailing vessels could not go. Therefore, fleets of shallow draught vessels and gunboats were designed to operate in these waters and to support the armies ashore. Many fierce actions were fought between the army fleets of Russia and Sweden.

For more background information and list of the vessel types/numbers in service between 1778-1814, click on the following link. BACKGROUND

Each kit is presented complete with hull, masts and sails as appropriate, together with separate oar banks. One of the features of these vessels is that they could be sailed or rowed. The wargamer can have the model fully rigged, then at a stage in the game where he/she changes to oars, can simply fit the oar banks, at which time the sails will be assumed furled for game purposes.

Hull, masts and oar banks are cast in white metal. Sails, where set, are 4 thou photo etched brass; furled sails are in white metal.

SEA BASES are available. See list at bottom of this page.

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Swedish Vessels:

Ref

Description Price £

SR1

Frigate (24 gun)
3-masted square rigged; at easy sail with courses furled

9.00

SR2

Hemmemaa (24 guns/40 oars)
3-masted frigate with square sails.

9.00

SR2 A

Hemmemaa (24 guns/40 oars)
3-masted frigate with lateen sails.

9.00

SR3

Turunmaa (22 guns/38 oars)
3-masted frigate, square rigged.

9.00

SR4

Udenmaa (13 guns/36 oars)
3-masted square rigged vessel.
She carried 9 x 12pdrs in a central battery on her keel line that coulc fire from either side; 2 large guns forward and 2 smaller guns aft.

7.50

SR5

Pojamaa (4 guns/32 oars)
2-masted, square rigged on the fore mast with just a mizzen sail on her after mast.

7.00

SR6

Kannonslup (2 guns/28 oars)
2-masted. Lugsails.

3.00

SR7

Kannonjolle (1 gun/14 oars)
2-masted. Lugsails.

3.00

SR8

Mortar Boat (1 mortar/8 oars)
Single mast and sail.

3.00

SR9

Swedish Galley
2-masted. Lateen sails.

8.00

Russian Vessels:

Ref

Description

Price £

SR11

Frigate (32 guns/20 oars)
3-masted square rigged; at easy sail with courses furled

9.00

SR12

Shebek (28 guns/40 oars)
3-masted with lateen sail on the fore mast and
square sails on main and mizzen..

9.00

SR13

Secret Boat (30 oars)
3-masted square rigged vessel with a single keel line battery and guns fore and aft.
This model depicts the Secret Boat under sail with bulwarks raised so that only her fore and aft guns could fire.

7.50

SR14

Secret Boat (30 oars)
3-masted square rigged vessel. As above but with bulwarks lowered, ready to fire her broadside guns..

7.50

SR15

Galley (40 oars)
3-masted with lateen sails.
Pre 1796, there were 5 forward facing guns. After 1796, there would be either 5 forward facing guns or 3 forward firing guns plus 1 able to fire aft over the rudder head. This model could depict either.

9.00

SR16

Kaik (4 guns/22 oars)
2-masted. Lugsails.
2 forward and 2 aft firing guns.

7.00

SR17 

Half Shebek (6 guns/20 oars)
2-masts: lateen on fore, square rig on main.

7.00

OTHER SWEDISH & RUSSIAN VESSELS
Both sides often captured or copied each other's vessels. The following references list the vessels which are interchangeable.

SWEDEN: The Swedish fleet would have included 3-masted Galleys, similar in design to Russian,
so use Ref: SR15.

RUSSIAN: The Russian fleet also had many Gun Sloops and Gun Yawls which were actual copies of the Swedish Kannonslup and Kannonjolle, so use Ref: SR6 and SR7.

FLEETS OF BOTH NATIONALITIES would also have included other vessels of 24 guns and less. To represent these, use the following from our Napoleonic Naval range.

Ref: DU13 or DU14 (24 gun Brig Corvette) (Hull and sail set sold separately.)
Ref: DU15 or DU16 (24 gun Ship Corvette) (Hull and sail set sold separately.)
Medium Merchant (Hull and sail set sold separately.
Unrated Vessels (complete sets): Choose from Sloop, Small Merchant, Brig, 10 gun Schooner, Cutters, Gunboats and Floating Battery.

SEA BASES for use in Rod Langton's Series of Sailing Navy Wargame Rules
Bases are Resin unless stated otherwise

Vessel Base Size (mm) Order Ref Price £
SR1 40x65mm MX15 2.00
SR2 40x65mm MX15 2.00
SR3 40x65mm MX15 2.00
SR4 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR5 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR6 20x10mm (metal) RGB1 0.50
SR7 20x10mm (metal) RGB1 0.50
SR8 20x10mm (metal) RGB1 0.50
SR9 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR11 40x65mm MX15 2.00
SR12 40x65mm MX15 2.00
SR13 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR14 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR15 50x20mm (metal) MX18 1.50
SR16 15x35mm (metal) AD(S4) 1.25
SR17 15x35mm (metal) AD(S4) 1.25

BRASS PHOTO ETCH SHROUDS/RATLINES
Some of the vessels in thisSeries would have had shrouds/ratlines. See below for ship reference and
appropriate brass/photo etch shroud/ratlines reference.

SR1 - select PE5
SR2 - select PE5
SR3 - select PE7*
SR4 - select PE7*
SR5 - select PE28*
SR11 - select PE5
SR12 - select PE5 (main and mizzen only)*
SR13 - select PE7*
SR14 - select PE7*
SR17 - select PE28+

* These are 'best fit' sizes. We apologise we did not make shrouds/ratlines to specifically fit these vessels. Therefore, when ordering PE7's and PE28's to go with vessels in this series, these will be charged at half price as they will require some cutting and adjusting.

 

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