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cantbeatdavy15 Sep 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Hi all.thinking of 15mm FWR Catholic wondering can I use my late medieval Swiss pike(vexillia figs)as Royal Swiss?any painting guides on line and recommended figure ranges for the rest of the army please.thanks in advice.john

timurilank15 Sep 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

You might find the following links useful:

Renaissance Warfare, George Gush:

For the Huguenots:


BillyNM15 Sep 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

I'm not sure if they will mix with Vexilla figures but I would recommend you check out Khurasan at:

cantbeatdavy15 Sep 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Lovely stuff…timurilank… completely forgot about Gush.BNM .. yeah the khurasan figs are great,BUT,im completely broke this month.was hoping my existing collections could be morphed into Catholics ,for now!!
All help gratefully received

Hafen von Schlockenberg15 Sep 2017 6:50 p.m. PST

Now,it happens this was the very first info request I ever made here:
TMP link

Druzhina's account seems to have been suspended,which is a shame,though he may have moved his immense collection elsewhere.

But you can dig through Camcleod's link.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 11:42 p.m. PST

Late medieval Swiss (as in Burgundian wars) look different from those of the Wars of Religion – though they differ not more so then Napoleonics from ACW…

TAG just released a set in 28mm which looks perfect for the WOT. If you find late Landsknechts in 15mm they should do the job, though I have no manufacturer handy (I only collect 28mm). Even Italian wars Landsknechts would do a better job to represent WOT Swiss then Burgundian wars, but of course its your army, and I have never seen somebody complain about an actually painted army on the table, regardless of historical details. I am just wisecracking here because you asked…

Swampster16 Sep 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

Grumpy's Landsknechts are for this period

The style may not be to everyone's taste – if nothing else it shows just how different fashions were between 1470s and 1570s.

Khurasan do landsknechts and a lot of other stuff in their late 16th century range link

I think French millers and other specifically gallic types have been mentioned on the FB page.

cantbeatdavy16 Sep 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

Thanks for all your help guys…at present busy,BUT,will look at the links provided by you all…and if someone wants to get me a few bags from khurasan I would greatly appreciate

Daniel S17 Sep 2017 1:07 a.m. PST

I have some period images of Swiss troops during the Wars of Religion in this blogpost link

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

Note that Daniel posted that page just now, probably in response to this request but on the blog for permanent reference.
If in doubt, I would always trust Daniel to get it right, so go there …

Daniel S17 Sep 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

I have actually had that post sitting half finished for a couple of months but this request made me take the time to finish and post it in a slightly reducerade format.

cantbeatdavy17 Sep 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Hi all…busy again,but thanks again for all your help guys

cantbeatdavy17 Sep 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

Wow..some great stuff to look at here.thanks again

clibinarium18 Sep 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

I've done some French over the last year for Khurasan, some specifically Huguenot horsemen, some Catholic pistoleers, some argoulets, and a number of infantry sculpts (conversions from existing figures). I imagine Khurasan don't mine me mentioning the figures here, but I can't answer any questions over timeframes, that's out of my hands.

cantbeatdavy18 Sep 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

Khurasan figs are the aim,but,not until I have spare cash to get a big order… Fab figures!!

Druzhina18 Sep 2017 10:55 p.m. PST
cantbeatdavy19 Sep 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Hi.nice illustrations from Druzhina…and colour as well..great stuff

Hafen von Schlockenberg19 Sep 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Glad to see your list is still available,Druzhina--I worried when I saw that "Account Suspended" Altervista page!

And thanks,also,Daniel.

I'm not very familiar with the period dress,but it looks as if some Elizabethan figures might work for the Swiss. What do you think?

Druzhina19 Sep 2017 11:40 p.m. PST
cantbeatdavy20 Sep 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Hi all…some fantastic info here overlast couple of days.hopefully I will be able to paint the figs to the same
Thanks again everyone

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