Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Flames of White demo

This something very good - I'll put their own explanation up as to what you are seeing:

In The Great Nordic War of 1718, young Norwegian ski troopers used their skills to defend against the attacking Swedish and Finnish soldiers, called 'Karoliners.' These members of the Holtaalian Ski Company were masterful at shooting accurately while skiing at full speed. King Charles XII of Sweden was shot and killed and General Armfeldt called for the Karoliners to retreat immediately. Of the 10,000 men who entered Trøndelag, Norway, only 2,000 made it back to Sweden alive. The Norwegian people did what they do best: accomplish a lot with very little.
This was shot in the historically correct locations in Aunegrenda, Norway.
The musical piece is world-class musician John McLaughlin.
We are now looking to turn this into a feature film. The script is complete and we have support from the Norwegian and Mid-Nordic Film Commissions, as well as the Holtaalian Ski Company, who has access to hundreds of historically correct uniforms, ski equipment, and working black powder rifles from 1718. We are looking for investor and studio backing. Contact Mike at www.release4@hotmail.com. Thank you.

More footage here


Anonymous said...

It fails to mention that the vast majority of Swedish casualties came not from Norwegian resistance, but from the weather during the Swedish retreat, and that the Swedes had no real hope of taking Trondheim. All a bit too nationalistic for me.

tradgardmastare said...

I have been interested in the skiloberkorps for years esp the ones of 1809! i have been saving info on them for ages and find them fascinating.
It is fantastic to see such footage - inspires me to dig out my 30 or so 25mm ski troop figs and put paint to lead....