Saturday, 23 May 2020

Here come the Landsknechts

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So, the late medieval/early Italian wars project now boasts about 300 Burgundian infantry, many of whom can double up as ropey Italians, about 80 Burgundian knights and coustillier, again, many of whom can fill many roles, about 70 later Gendarmes, 30 mounted crossbows, and 300 Swiss pike, with about 50 Swiss skirmishers.

Time for some meat and potatoes....The next thing I wanted were landsknechts, lots of landsknechts.
I bought a bunch of Wargames Foundry figures that would fit the bill, but really the whole point of doing Landsknechts was to be able to use the jewel in the crown of the Steel Fist range, which is incredible., off the top of my head they do about 60 different figures....all with different separate heads....the combinations are enormous.

So far I’ve only managed 2 x 48 man blocks plus about 20 arquebussier, but it’s coming along. The original goal is for 6 blocks....but I might well do more


John said...

Very nice- deadly looking bunch!

warpaintjj said...

Love the riot of colour & the flags, a carnival steam roller!
Best wishes,

Bedford said...

Lovely work Chris- they look the business both aesthetically and in their menace.

painterman said...

Simply fantastic unit Chris - think thats the most Steel Fist Landsknecht I've seen painted together!

eltee Harry said...

Very cool. How do the Steel Fist minis scale woth Foundry?

Chris Cornwell said...

Fine, not much different at all

caveadsum1471 said...

Great looking landsknechts! I'm with you on the levelled pike,looks great and that's all that matters!
Best Iain