Monday, May 15, 2017

Landsknecht Pike Additions - Unit Done (phew!)

The first elements of this unit made their debut a little over a year ago, but its only recently that I've managed to finally complete it.

I could go on and on, whining about how painting Landsknechts can a complete rash in the codpiece, how their puff-and-slash uniforms are absolutely hell to paint, that they actually have no uniform so you can't paint-in-groups, but rather have to brush each one as an individual model, that you need a load of them to make a convincing unit... BUT I'd be lying like Conway because for all their fiddliness, and expense in time and energy, I still love working on the little blighters.

A few work-in-progress shots...

Standard bearer carrying the Fugger Family banner.

von Frundsburg banner bearer

Anyway, here they are on the last few bases that I needed to complete the unit, around 20 or so figures to add to the previous 32.

This base I completed during the final days of the Painting Challenge.

The hauptman leading the boys in...

These fellows below I just wrapped up a week or so ago for the Lead Painters League.

As you can see, I have a thing about flags...
And the completed unit of pike.

I had my good friend Byron from SG2 Creations make up some custom clear acrylic movement platters to save both fingers and figures when moving them around the tabletop.

Finally, a shot of my rather modest Landsknecht contingent as it stands now with pike, shotte, commander and handbusche heavy musket team.

Thanks for visiting folks and have a great week!

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