Friday, 15 April 2011

Swiss halberdiers and crossbowmen

Right, the army is now finished in terms of pure Swiss units, Under WRG6th lists it can be made up with various allies, I'll be using various other figures from my collection for this. Longer term I would like to add some more crossbowmen and some handgunners (wish Strelets would bring out a set of these) So Halberdiers, this are organised exactly the same as the pike, with 8 figures to be attached to each cantonal pike block. For those who like to see these things, here's a close up of the halberds, made using paper/card added to the end of a welded on bit of florists wire. The shiny one was an attempt to fix the part provided in the set, it looks OK from this direction, but wasn't worth the effort. Crossbowmen, the flag was a copy from the Osprey book. The whole army emerging from the woods

7 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Love the army- well done super painting and basing! I do sooo like Swiss armies esp those of the Burgundian wars!
best wishes
Alan

El Soldado Tranquilo said...

Very impressive! They look very nice.

The Angry Lurker said...

Very well done, nice period of warfare especially because of the swiss.

Paul´s Bods said...

LOL...I have just finished a set of miniart swiss pike but painted them in burgundian blue and white. And guess what? I made a lot of halberds using paper and florist wire!!Great minds think alike!! :-D
They look great...where did you get the swiss flags??
Cheers
paul

Fire at Will said...

Paul the flags are from the same sources as my previous post, but some are district within cantons such as "Biel" with their twin axes.

Ray Rousell said...

Lovely looking army, love the Swiss in this period, I too own a Swiss army, they rarely get an outing, I'll have to dig them out and have a game.

EinarOlafson said...

Very nice miniatures!!