1003 Toy Soldier Set Officer Foot Guard Full Dress Painted
Svea Livgarde was one of the world's oldest regiment still in existence, dating back to the year 1521 when the men of Dalarna chose 16 young men as body guards for Gustav Vasa.
The Guards Battalion's Life Company is the world's oldest company. Since the year 1523 the section, now enlarged, has been known as the Royal Corps of Halberdiers and, under various names, the regiment has had its natural home at the Palace in Stockholm.
The Halberdiers were transformed in 1619 into the Household Company which accompanied Gustavus Adolphus wherever he went in Europe. It was from this time too that the unit was classed as a regiment. In 1633 the company brought the king's body home from Lützen and thereafter formed the basis of Queen Christina's new guards regiment within the royal household.
54mm Swedish Palace Guards Present day
Price code F
All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.
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Tradition Magazine with Military History, to read about an interesting subject or to help you paint your own figures; http://traditionoflondonshop.com/Magazine_and_Books/Tradition_Magazine_Military_History
In 1980 the toy soldier range painted in gloss was introduced, sculpted by David Scheinmann, and today by Andrew Stadden which from modest beginnings has expanded to a very extensive range covering many popular subjects and periods of military history.