The half newly raised army that
defeated the Danes in the battle of Helsingborg 1710 should have looked like
the pictures on this page. The amount of available uniform information
varies however for the different regiments and I have been forced to fill in
the gaps of knowledge with later information (or earlier in appropriate
cases). I recommend Lars-Eric Höglund's book "The Great Northern War
1700-1721, Uniforms and Colours" for those who want to know exactly what
is known and unknown about Swedish uniforms in this battle. But the
most speculative uniform on this page is Jönköping Regiment. For them we only
know the hat with white trim, a "pajrock" (overcoat) of "vadmal" (coarse wool,
usually undyed) and the blue coat with blue lining and red cuffs.
The other details have been filled in with information as late as from 1718.
Most of the regiments which
were restored in the autumn of 1709 after the disastrous battle of Poltava (and
some old such as the Saxon Regiment)
were exclusively armed with muskets and did not have the usual third of the men
armed with pikes. Höglund mention explicitly that Uppland, Västmanland,
Östergötland and the Saxon Regiment did not have pikes.
Jönköping Regiment is on the other hand reported to have had pikemen. The
sources also reveal that Kalmar Regiment was initially issued pikes but its
colonel requested 3 January 1710 to have them replaced with muskets. The
request was granted but it is unclear if the re-armament was carried out
before the battle of Helsingborg. Kronoberg Regiment appear to have been an
all-musket unit at a muster in August 1710. It is likely that Södermanland Regiment
did not have any pikes either since they did not have these in the battle of Gadebusch 1712 (when
other previously all-musket units had pikes).
Right (West) Wing
(32 cannons and
The Swedish Adelsfana
Småland Cavalry Regiment
First Line (Saxon Regiment and probably also Kronoberg
were all-musket units)
Second Line (Kalmar may have had pikes but the others