Ye shotte have been awaiting the arrival of their pikemen for some time.... that time has arrived. I mistakenly said in the last post "picking up from where I had left off a few months ago." More like 6 months ago, time marches on.
So here they are, I will change the chain to brass rather than blackened steal to add a bit of interest, all that black can be a bit boring. Besides I dont think I have a handle on it yet?
Picking up from where I left off a few months ago.... I really did have to start the new year painting something.
Warlord Games again (I suspect) Ollie Cromwell making excitement and Ye King looking cool and relaxed. Ye King sculpt is a little dodgy particularly around the eyes which is a bit of a pity. I might have to order a few of the Bicorne personality figures, they seem largish but from what I can see they seem more consistent.
A bit more movement on this regiment, slightly......
Okay the pike men I had for this unit were from the Foundry range and the shotte from the Perry range (both sculpted by the Perry's) and stylistically were quite different, seeing as I needed to order some horse, and Perry's being much cheaper, I opted to buy 2 packs of Perry pike men for this unit to tie the pike and the shotte bases together. Usually I'm not so fussed about this but the opportunity was there so why not spend a couple more $'s.
Foundry pike men above standing (although they could be viewed and advancing) with pike at 45% wearing the Montero cap. These chaps wont be wasted as I have plenty of Foundry shotte that they can be married to.
A sample of the Perry pike men in marching pose, I will be using the standing pose for this regiment as the shotte are in firing and loading pose, it just happened that his was the box I grabbed a sample figure from. The sculpts aren't as detailed and relaxed as their Foundry work but the proportions are much more realistic and will fit better with the shotte, particularly useful down the track if I need to move them on.
Mock up of the pike block with the Foundry figures, yes the officers are finally finished.
Two bases worth of shotte in mock up, I do need to make the regiments look a bit more rag tag, I figured the Lifeguard might have been a bit more presentable...
Another of the command, I think the officer and standard bearer with the cape are Foundry, not so sure about the other however he looks well pleased with himself... being in the Kings regiment and all.
And the dead and injured are piling up, decided to get a start on some casualty figures (Warlord Games) to sprinkle about the bases, chaps in blue will be a hint of the next regiment after the Lifeguard......
Work has progressed slowly on ye Kings Lifeguard so not much of an update but an update none the less. Officer and Mr. Flagman are now finished after much procrastinating...
Officer, Colonel Grumpy Pants
Couple of tiny touch-ups left to do like hair and lips but you get the general idea. Also started the men with pikes which look like they are Foundry as opposed to the Shotte which are from Perry Miniatures, whether this will look odd come basing remains to be seen (they are on separate bases) but an emergency baggie of Perry pikers may not be out of the question.
I'll do this chap in blackened armour for a test and if all goes well more will follow, it is one thing to follow historical accuracy and completely another when it comes to what looks best for the table top. There might have been quite a bit of blackened and russeted armour in real life but it is it pretty enough at 1/56th scale? I don't see too much russeted armour in table top armies......
Second of the Lifeguard standard bearers
Finish off with a few more shotte coming through in this batch, the last chap might be a Foundry figure the rest Perry's with another loading pose and kneeling firing, following on from the poses in Pt. 1.