A Swedish soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday by a mine that exploded under his armoured car. This brings the total number of Swedish soldiers. The Swedish Central Soldiers Register. From the time of King Gustaf I () the backbone of the Swedish army was the provincial regiments (landskapsregementen) with names like Västgöta ryttare, Dalregementet, etc. These regiments were recruited by the simple method that officers from the local regiment came to. Blogs. From the individual soldier to the government's senior representatives, read personal reflections about life in the Swedish Armed Forces in any of our blogs. (In Swedish). To our blogs.