This scene represent the action of the Jönköping regiment at the battle of Helsingborg (February 28, 1710).
This Swedish victory, won by General Magnus Stenbock, marks the last Danish attempt to take back the Scanian lands from a weakened but still fierce Sweden, just after the disaster of Poltava (1709). Some regiments were almost completely destroyed at Poltava, the rest needed to be manned again. Jönköping regiment suffered heavy losses during Karl XII's campaign and thus have seen its uniforms stlightly tweaked in 1710. The regiment kept its distinctive colour (red) for the military vest (facings, linings). But for the rest, likewise in other regiments, the clothing issued in haste in 1710 to face the Danes were common standard stuff: breeches and waistcoats issued were yellow, the wollen socks were undyed grey/white instead of their previous red colour. The headgear were also standardized: while previously many Swedish regiments had the distinctive military cap c