Tuesday, 19 March 2013

1/72 Swiss Confederate

Lot01

The lot.
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Project now completed with the addition of four more pike companies.  Extra bits needed will be morphed in from elsewhere.
Intended for the League of Cambrai 1508 – 1516, so both sets are a bit on the early side – but never mind.
Another one of those projects I’ve been pondering on for some time, being unsure about my ability to replace the jointed plastic pikes which come with the MiniArt set with brass rod.  This turned out to be not as difficult as I expected; tedious, yes.
The problem with this scale is the general lack of figures and command figures in particular; so I supplemented with Tumbling Dice 1/72 metals.  These turned out not to be that helpful but managed to use some here and for another project. Tried Dixon figures in the mistaken belief that they were small 28’s; they aren’t, so will use them as command elements more for decoration than anything else. 
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Marx Roist, Cardinal Schiner, Confederation Flag. Dixon figures and one from Irregular.
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Basing.  On the left, two ranks on 60x60mm (pikes are 60mm).  On the right, two ranks on 60x30mm.

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In attack; Vorhut, Main, Nachhut.
Unter01
Unterwalden.
Zug01
Zug.
Glar01
Glarus.
Bas01
Basle.
Zur02
Zurich. Front rank are Tumbling Dice.
Berne03
Berne.
Luce04
Lucerne.
Uri05
Uri.

If I wasn’t as lazy, I would do another five companies; Schwyz, Fribourg, Solothurn, Schaffhausen and Appenzell to complete the thirteen Cantons of the Confederacy. But I am, so I won’t Smile

Rules: DBA RRR.

Sources:

DBA RRR army lists:
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/FADBAG/?yguid=284881376

17 comments:

  1. They came out nice. I have the miniart set but they languish in their box. I am leery of redbox, but can't tell the difference in your pictures, may require another look.

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  2. A very nice project! On Paul's blog you can find a Burgundian army, if you need more inspiration: http://paulsbods.blogspot.de/2011/10/burgundian-army-foot.html

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  3. Hi, Cameronian: nice job, Sir!

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  4. Many thanks for your kind comments folks. The ultimate plan is to do another four companies to get a 128-figure pike block. I won't be holding my breath.

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  5. Wonderful stands! A great work and a beauiful overall impression!
    Phil.

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  6. Many thanks for your interest Phil.

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  7. Very nice work on these. As you've seen from my blog, I'm in the process of painting up 256 Swiss pikemen in 15mm!

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  8. Tamsin, cheers for the comment. Indeed, best of luck and make sure you post a finished pic! 128 is the best I can manage and I never want to see them again :)

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  9. They look really good...I really think you should go for the 128 man block..

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  10. Well Paul it's certainly visually better but I'll need to see the performance difference in a game between it and the three smaller groups. When that'll happen is in the lap of the gods.

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