Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Swiss Pike

Here is the Glarus contingent of my little Swiss pike bloc finished. I have taken photos of them with the front rankers so you can get an idea of the depth and style of look they will have when all is completed. Next up is a base with two standard bearers, two halberdiers and four pikemen.
I have decided to go with one halberdier per standard bearer as to many halberds in a pike bloc this size and it will start to lose the pike en mass look.
I have been rather pleased with how the foundry Swiss have mixed in well with the Perry figures and they add  more variety to the poses of the group.



16 comments:

  1. Looking good Chris - nice figures and again the Perry / Foundry mix really works.
    Simon.

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  2. Well now those look absolutely lovely!

    Christopher

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  3. geezz.. they do look so great! love to see 2-4 pike complete blocks lined up, to get that mean machine look of them and put fear to their opponents.. :o)

    cheers Chris well done sir,

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    1. Many thanks Phil, they sure look meaner with a bit of depth added to the ranks.

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  4. The mix of poses makes it look very natural. Great job on painting the details like crosses and unshaven skin!

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    1. Many thanks for the comments Black Powder

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  5. Once again, a great base. And Simon is right, the Perry/Foundry mix really works !

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    1. Many thanks Jehan, the foundry figures are little beauties and am really glad I used some of them to mix in!

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  6. Splendid look !!! Greate paint work, like that some of the minis have got stubble.

    Seems to be a bit of empty space in the back of the unit? might therte be some more battle debries, woudend mens, some whomens caring about the wounded men or finish them of it they are the enemy, looting them or maybe handing water or beer to the men that do the fighting...

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Michael, yes I certainly will be trying to stick a few more casualties and discarded battle debris here and there. I have the perry casualties pack and intend to use a few more of them,

      Thanks for the input Michael

      Chris

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