I have wanted to do a Perry Swiss pike block for some time, its been 2 or 3 years since I did some old glory ones and I have been getting the itch to create another one but don't want to repeat the past with old glory figures, so for this one I went for Perry with a couple of packs from the still very nice foundry late medieval Swiss range, but they were Perry sculpts anyway so in a way it is still going to be an all Perry affair.
The plan is for about 45-50 figures 8 to 10 figure frontage and 5 ranks deep with first two ranks with pikes levelled and next three at an angle but I have also converted some Italian heavy infantry to hold pikes and with the inclusion of a pack of foundry unarmoured Swiss for the rear ranks there should be more variation with the angles the pikes are held at.
Here's a few I have cleaned up and stuck a few Perry Swiss heads on.
The pikes are not stuck on yet, they are just for show at moment.
I have made up a few more and given them a coat of enamel semi gloss, once this has dried properly I will give them a thin coat of acrylic matt black. Hopefully i can start on them in next week or so
Sunday, 3 November 2013
I finished this Landsknecht pike block using Artizan designs miniatures earlier this year. IF, like me you are a bit of a novice when it comes to painting Landsknechts then I personally recommend Stuart Mulligans Landsknecht painting guide, this bloke seems to paint them for fun.