Friday, February 26, 2021

Renaissance Foot Knights

I've based these to act as both skirmish figures, or as markers for our Renaissance games. In 'Furioso' there is a neat mechanic where opposing pike units can send out their Doppels├Âldners/halberdiers/sword & bucklermen in advance to contest one another. Whoever wins the duel continues on to cause mayhem amongst the front ranks of the enemy pike formations. It's an abstract, but interesting way to reflect the doctrine of these close combat specialists.

The outrageous plumes were a lot of fun to paint. As Iain alluded to in one of his previous posts, these guys would fit right in on a Marti Gras float, or marching in a Gay Pride parade. :)

All five of these models are from Steel Fist Miniatures. They're wonderfully realized castings and a real joy to paint.


I dice slots are if they're being used to count wounds, and the flat side is for it to be set up flush against their parent unit.


I could be wrong, but I believe a few of these sculpts are modelled from suits of armour in the Wallace Collection in London. I've taken a few liberties in adding a little extra gilding to some of the plate to make them better 'pop' on the tabletop.





Next, a Sarah Bella sequel set.

- Curt

14 comments:

  1. Hot damn! Those guys are sexy! I will bite the bullet and order some.

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    1. Haha, yes, they're terrific models. Enjoy!

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    2. Some of those feathers also look like natinal flags today as well. Contingence lead by Estonia and Ireland.

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    3. Also how are the Furioso rules? There is a 28mm Tudor army I would like to build and am on the look out for late medieval/early Renaissance.

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    4. We quite like them, but they do encourage chaos on the battlefield (which I think is good flavour for the period). I also really like the alternate activation system.

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  2. They are spectacular. I have some somewhere in the pile and these will be a great inspiration.
    Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard. I hope you have a great time working on them.

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  3. Beautiful work Curt and a clever idea for using the figures as well!

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  4. Superb Curt, I have purchased new plumes for my renaissance hat but not that big!

    cheers
    Matt

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    1. They are rather overcompensating with their plumes, aren't they? :)

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    2. I guess that's why they call it peacocking. ­čśä

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