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Stuart MM Inactive Member20 Oct 2012 5:19 a.m. PST

I have completed a block of Landsknecht pike at the ready, here are some tasters;



More photographs and musings here;


All the best


Puster20 Oct 2012 5:35 a.m. PST

I took a similar approach, though I left the area between the pibeblocks on seperate bases. If they assault a normal unit unit, I put one in between, and if they go against another pikeblock one intermediate is sufficient for a "push".

Great work, Stuart! Inspires me to paint some of mine…

ancientsgamer20 Oct 2012 5:54 a.m. PST

Really, really, outstanding! I love this approach and the painting and modeling are superb! I love the idea Puster has. I am going to have to steal it for some of my 15m pike units;-)

NOLA Chris20 Oct 2012 7:26 a.m. PST

Looks great!
I took a similar approach with my 10mm pike…
(just not painted as well)



Mako11 Inactive Member20 Oct 2012 11:06 a.m. PST

Those look really great.

How do you adjust for enemy units making flank attacks on the deeper bases though?

Perhaps just permit that on the rear sections of the deeper bases?

wrgmr120 Oct 2012 12:59 p.m. PST

Excellent paintwork, and good idea for the pike!

Stuart MM Inactive Member20 Oct 2012 1:33 p.m. PST

Mako, yep, on the rear section. I use DBR, so I match them up to the back 60mm

popeye Inactive Member20 Oct 2012 2:01 p.m. PST

They look brilliant, thinking of getting some Landsknecht, but in 10mm scale.

Mithridates Inactive Member20 Oct 2012 2:34 p.m. PST

Stuart – echo the views above on the very high painting standard and the extremely neat solution to levelled pikes. When I get around to working on my 30 year olde Minifig Successor pike phalanxes this will work very well.



Blue Max22 Oct 2012 9:15 a.m. PST

They are awesome!
But where do these miniatures come from ?

Stuart MM Inactive Member22 Oct 2012 10:43 a.m. PST

They're Wargames foundry's old landsknecht range sculpted by the Perry brothers. You can still get some of them via WF but cheaper on eBay

Puster23 Oct 2012 12:44 a.m. PST

Though take care with eBay – I once got a set of some 60 recasts there (seller clamined he had no idea they were): softer metal, softer edges and (weiredly) some 10% smaller then the real Foundries. Not that it matters much for my army, but it still bothers me.

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