Friday, February 8, 2013

From SebG: 15mm Swiss Pikes (67 points)


From Seb: 
For my new entry, I've sent you something not related to the TYW, though they're still in 15mm. What you have here is a full 32 foot Swiss Pike unit from Mirliton.I had them for more than a year, and I think they might be handy for my next medieval army. I know Tamsin will also send you a pike block, so here's mine first ;)


I've given them the flgs from Bern, Uri, Unterwalden and Thun. I don't know if there is an historical reason for that, but I wanted to work on my white and yellow, and I think I found a way which pleases me. And if you look closely, the 8 bases are on a movement tray I bought from Warbases, I just added some sand, paint and flock, and voila! An easy-to-move pike block.
Excellent! I love the look of a hedge of pikes and these certainly are the business with their canton banners waving bravely - pretty inspiring stuff. The movement tray works very well. Are you going to put in a blank base of terrain to fill in the last row?

These 32 will give Seb 67 points to add to his total.

12 comments:

  1. Love the colours and the banners, they could scare the crap out of almost anyone

    Ian

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  2. Very nice work ! I want to paint swiss too but I don't know if I have to choose Legio Heroica or Mirliton figurines. The Mirliton are easy to paint ?

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  3. @Curt: I will put something to cover the blank space. Maybe some dead knights ;)

    @el frances: mirliton are so nice to paint, don't resist. Warning: their pikes and hallberds are very brittle. I used North Star wire pikes for them.

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    1. Good one, some battle flotsam would be very cool.

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  4. Well done Seb. That pike block looks very menacing...

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  5. great looking entry, love the bright colors

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  6. Great work Seb with the only thing scarier than a bunch of Swiss halberdiers :)

    I've found that for doing my Swiss, using a Yellow Ochre basecoat works well for doing yellow and white (and the other colours, although they don't really need it).

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  7. Quality figures Seb, looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers,
    Ross

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