Here we have some Danish and German mercenarys under command of Staffan Bengtsson from the House of Vinstorp.
The Hous of Vinstorp was from the border nobility. i.e Nobles that often had estates on boath sides of the Danish/Swedish border in the area around Scania, Blekinge and Halland (Denmark at the time) and Småland, Östergötalans (Sweden at the time).
Many Nobles from the border nobility sided with the Union/Danish as they wanted to preserve the union for easy trad over the border and easy access to their estates on both sides.
My aim was to using red, yellow and white a little more to get a slightly obvious Union/Danish and "uniform" look of the unit, as they was mercenarys
At the moment the Danish/Union unit also have a couple of crossbow bases, not realy sure if they fought mixed as the Allmoge, probablu not, but at the moment they do... I will paint up some more and then I will have tha possibility to chose...
All minis are from the Perry plastic mercenary box, with coverted pikes to Bills. The Commandes arms are from a old Games Workshop Empire box...
As you can see I have tow different colour schemes, one for the banner and one for the trumpet flag...The House of Vinstorp was a little special about their Coat of Arms, two contemporary members did not use the same colours on their Coat of Arms, as was the costumary with other Noble Houses.
Coat of arms for the House of Vinstorp
Several alternative Coat of Arms for the House of Vinstorp
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