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Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

Painted a good while ago…


Lots more pictures on the blog post here


wrgmr115 Mar 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

Looks great to me. I did find that the front rank lowered pike were a detriment to base contact denoting melee.

olicana15 Mar 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

Indeed. It looks great but it does cause gaming problems. Sometimes it helps if you put an extension to the base to the length of the pike – you can't use that space anyway.

The look of a block going into action (they wouldn't lower pikes until the last minute) can be obtained with the front pikes at 45 degrees – as per this unit of TAG Italians.


On the whole I think it works much better and I'd recommend the TAG 'front to back row' graded pike. It helps at the clash.


firebase2012 Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Brillant. Very inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

TAGs approach is pretty good. Otherwise the 45 are as ahistorical as you can get them, and I avoid the Old Glory Landsknechts for that reason.

I put an optional base in front of them with lowered pikes. If you have two such battlegroups they usually can use that base together for a realistic look. Wish I would find the time to actually paint them :-)

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