Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pikes in action

A pair of good photos taken by my friend Rex H at Cancon which show the ranpaging pike blocks on their way to do the Pope's bidding.

I'm very glad he took some shots as I don't think any of mine came out.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Landschnect pike and commands

These are fruits of my labour over the past three weeks as I added to the existing Italian troop types so I could field a Papal army in the Impetus system.

So first up are the kings of the field in those days - two pike of Landschnecht pikes.  The figures are Foundry and the pikes are - well sharp.  I have the painting list sitting beside me (on the back of the army list as it was handy at the time)- it shows a combination of 16 colours in deep, mid and highlight for their fabric alone - plus all the rest.

Next up is a unit of Italan infantry - these ones are Old Glory figures and look suitably determined.

Finally a few shots of the two units of command.  The guy with the big round red headress is Perry and the other three from the Perry Knights range.

Finally flags on all of these are from Pete's Flags who you can find on the ...bay.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

More renaissance shot and crossbowmen

Stay tuned dear followers.  These are the first of a burst of painting that is needed for me to put a Papal Italian army on the field next weekend at Cancon.

Also needed are 28 Landscnhecht pikemen, some Doppelsoldners - maybe some command and even more maybe a new camp - although the ones I already have will do fine.

These two bases (done for Impetus) are generic Italian troops.  The shot are Foundry and the Crossbow are Old Glory.  When you consider the price of the Old Glory figures with the benefit of their Amy Card, this range is extra good.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Landschnechts done

My work on the fledgling armies for the Italian Wars of the very early 16th Century continues. 

Given it was the holiday period and I thought I had the luxury of time and quiet, I decided that I would use the time to try out my patience on a first unit of Landschnechts. 

They are Foundry figures and again are based for Impetus.  These will be Skirmish shot and can be quite nasty in early parts of a battle - although they will break quickly if not handled well.


Seeing the pictures close up I can see a lot to improve on the painting style - I need more definition in some of the slashing as an example.  In relation to colours I think I have used too much yellow.  Next time I will also want to introduce some stripes on the slashed arms.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Support for 12th SS

A few support pieces for a 12th SS in Normandy force that I am building.