Friday, 18 December 2015

Foundry Landsknechts Order Arrived! Battle of Ravanna

OK, so the following arrived in the post two days ago. I'm more than a little excited about this as I can now start to construct the first pike block which will be lead by Jacob Empser.

If anyone has any heraldic information regarding Empser I'd love to hear about it (?).

I'm going to construct the Doppelsoldner  for the block first of all, which will remain without bases as they will be added to the front ranks and sides of the first three bases of pikemen. The first base of pike will be 120mm long by 60mm wide and will display at least 8 miniatures with the attacking poses given space by the length of the base. This allows not only for the addition of the Dopplensoldner's but also a few casualties that I have on order from Warlord Games among quite a few of the more characterful 'vignettes' from their range.

The actual pike block will have the following:

3 x 60mm bases each of four aquabusiers
3 x 120mm x60mm eight pike (including characters and Dopplensoldners)- in attacking poses
3 x 60mm x 60mm bases of eight pike in advancing poses.
3 x 60mm x 60mm of eight pike in standing poses (including the banners of the various Fahnleins)
3 x 60mm x 60mm of eight pike in standing poses.

I've also got three guns which I'll be adding more to at a later days, if I can resist painting them up immediately!

All of the above should accurately reflect the Jacon Empser's Landskechts for Ravenna.

Oh, I've also got a pile of Spanish on the way from The Assault Group! Don't bite off more than you can chew Darrell!!

Here's what's arrived- I've put another order in for more advancing and attacking mini's in order to complete the number and poses necessary.

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That ought to be enough to keep me busy for a while! Along with the Hastings demo for Salute next year too!!