Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Swiss Pikemen

Seems to have taken ages, but here are the bulk of the Swiss, 96 pikemen. It took a while working out how to assemble them and what proportion of pike to halberd I should use. I ended up with a 2:1 ratio, so the next stage is modelling the halberds on the next 48 and then painting them. They are organised as three large pike blocks that can also be split in two, each half relating to a canton,(more or less). All the figures are MiniArt Swiss Pikemen.

Bern and Unterwalden


Zurich and Uri


Schwyz and Basle


All the pikes are welded on replacements from florist's wire Figures are based for WRG 6th, but the front rank pikes have extra depth.

The next stage is to create halberdiers from the same figures
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For those interested the flags are mostly modified from FOTW versions or from Alex's flags There are also flags available at Dansk Figurspilsforenings.

8 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Very Nice!!

Paul´s Bods said...

Looking good. They are minart or??
Cheers
paul

Matt said...

Wow! Like them a lot - where did you get the flags?

Regards

Matt

Paul´s Bods said...

Just saw them at bennos...they are Miniart.
Cheers
Paul

Fire at Will said...

Matt, flag links added

Ubique said...

Great looking figures. Those flags really set off the miniatures.

Regards,
Matt

James Brewerton said...

great work, I love the base work too
Peace james

Matt said...

Thanks for the link!