Monday, 28 March 2016

15mm. Italian wars Landsknechts I

The Italian wars in 15mm has now well and truly commenced, these are old Glory 15s.
  I have looked again  at my original plan to paint one huge bloc of 110 of these and broken it down and instead will make two 60 figure Imperialist  landsknecht pike blocs with nine or ten swordsmen out in front which will make the hole unit more or less around seventy figures each. Perhaps Christopher(axebraker) was right, i think a little megalomania was creeping in to attempt 110 figures for one bloc!
  I will also use the same plan for the Landsknecht black band(in french service) which means in all i have three landsknecht pikeblocs to paint, so these few painted are a drop in the ocean, but will make a colourful sight !
    After a period of printing or painting my own flags its back to the Beautiful  Petes paper printed flags, which i have used here and will be using for the hole Italian wars project!


6 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to seeing the two units finished Chris - what was wrong with 110 in one massive block!

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    1. I guess you could be forgiven for thinking 110 is not alot, considering the size of your own Landsknechts!
      I am building this around the battle of Pavia so i will need two Imperialist Pike formations which seems more appropriate to one huge one, so i re-drawn the plan!
      I look forward to having photos of these Imperialist Landsknechts taking on the Landsknecht black band!

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  2. Great! and good idea on your decision to work on 2 x 60 figure Imperialist landsknecht Pike blocs instead of one massive pike block....looking forward to your Work in progress Chris!

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil,a long long way to go yet!

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  3. These look great 60 figure units sounds big enough to me!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thankyou Iain, yes indeed, 60 big enough, especially when i need four similar sized formations!

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