Friday, 26 October 2018

Great Italian wars 27 landsknechts flagtastick!(TM)

I've finally managed to get some flags onto my blocks of landsknecht pikemen. You will notice the chaps from the last post and the levelled pikemen from a couple of posts back together with all my other landsknecht pikemen.
Once again the flags are free downloads from Warflag and krigsspil with the edges touched up.
There are Artizan,Foundry ,Old Glory, Warlord and some unknown eBay chunky types.
I've based the units on this illustration from Funkens Age of Chivalry volume three.













That was the image that I had in mind when I started these pike blocks,Im pretty happy with how they have turned out,I'm working on a similar type of pike block with levelled,angled and vertical pikes for a Swiss force, Perry plastics and others, great fun!
Mostly cleaning up genitors and stradiots when I'm not working on pikemen,no one near getting painted for a while but I do have further flagtastick outings planned!
All the best Iain

32 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks amazing Iain! Love it.
    How many self inflicted injuries impaling fingers on pikes?

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    1. Thanks Peter! Not many, most of my pikes are blunt florists wire, it's only the last batch with their nasty pointy pikes!
      Best Iain

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  2. Marvelous sight, Iain! The leveled pikes work much better than I could have imagined.

    Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Im very pleased with how they've come out!
      Best Iain

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  3. Love all the colours on the landschnect flags.

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    1. Thanks Ray! They're a colourful bunch all round!
      Best Iain

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  4. They do look fantastic in blocks like that with pikes lowering. And does portray that first image well. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Fitz! Yes I'm pleased they actually turned out the way Id hoped they would!
      Best Iain

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  5. Fantastic units, really colourful!

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    1. Thanks Cyrus! Yes to me the only problem with Macedonian pike blocks is that there just isn't enough flags!
      Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Dean! I think you're right!
      Best Iain

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  7. That is a superb basing solution, giving a lovely diorama effect and if I may say, a great way to get a look of a bigger, more packed base, with greater presence without having to go down the route of extra figures to do that.

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    1. Thanks Norm! Yes they've got a nice diorama feel, they're pretty densely packed at thirty six per block,if they have extra presence it's an unplanned bonus!
      Best Iain

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  8. I'm jealous, this kind of unit is simply perfect...Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Phil! Im glad to be evening up the jealousy stakes just a little bit!
      Best Iain

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  9. That is quite a sight to behold Iain (is that right? you know what I mean!). The massed pikes and basing style really work well, this is a lovely collection coming together.

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    1. Thanks Lee! I know what you mean, glad you think it works!
      Best Iain

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  10. A very impressive force Iain... the basing works a treat.


    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly! I think it's come out well!
      Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Michal! Very kind of you!
      Best Iain

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  12. These flags really set the figures off beautifully, and it is especially nice when things turned out as you had envisaged them.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! Yes we love it when a plan comes together!
      Best Iain

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  13. Great sight, seeing the four block together.

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    1. Thanks Joe! Yes, I think I need a bigger table!
      Best Iain

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  14. I KNEW it would look bad ass. 😀
    Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Stew! Your right, they do look bad ass!
      Best Iain

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  15. Great Pike blocks Iain - they can form the backbone of many different Italian wars armies. I wish I had based mine like that but I can't face basing them a third time!

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    1. Thanks Oli,yes the universal soldier of their time,rebasing a third time surely falls under cruel and unusual punishment!
      Best Iain

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  16. Holy crap Iain, that is an impressive sight! Very well done, get them on the gaming table already!

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    1. Thanks Dai, nice to get them done, they can join the Spanish in a box!
      Best Iain

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