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Field Marshal01 Mar 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

Years ago i had a lovely collection of Italian Wars 28mm and in my usual stupidity i sold them off. The collection i had was based around 1490-1505. I would like to start again but maybe go a bit later, around Ceresole 1544. My question is would all the pike look very similar? What figures in 28mm would suit? How do i differentiate between landsknecht and french pike etc?


Condottiere01 Mar 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

You might look into The Assault Group miniatures for later Italian Wars/Hapsburg-Valois Wars.


…and the soon to be released Landsknechts in pluderhosen:

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 4:38 a.m. PST

In addition to TAG, which recommendation I second, I have read that many of the Old Glory range are later than early-16th century and some will work.

Midlander6502 Mar 2018 5:45 a.m. PST

Have you seen the book on the Battle of Cerisoles by Massimo Predonzani? There isn't an English language version but with a bit of French or Italian (and an online translator) it isn't so hard to get the gist of it and the pictures are good. In particular they show very clearly the differences in style between French, Swiss and Landsknechts in that period.

There is a bit of a review of the book here link

I bought mine direct from the publishers, making a transfer by PayPal and trusting that a book would arrive.

Condottiere02 Mar 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Battle of Cerisoles by Massimo Predonzani

Excellent suggestion. Ordered my copy years ago without any issues. Very clearly shows differences in appearance between the various combatants for the Battle of Cerisoles which took place in 1544.

Brownand04 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

It is imho the same as this french edition link

maybe French is easier then Italian

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