Monday, October 21, 2013

Germen mercenarys in Danish service

I have decided to add some minis to my Danish Kalmar Union War force, this time there will be some German mercenarys with a Landsknecht flavour.

Danish hired Landsknechts vs. Swedish Allmoge

Inspired by the Paul Dolnstein drawing of Landsknechts in Danish service fighting Swedish Allmoge in 1502 I will try to build me some German Mercenarys using a mix of Perry WotR Plastics and old GW Empire plastic bits...I hope it all will work out...

Hard times for the Swedish Allmoge, at least he didn´t lose his head...

The first WIP pictures of the minis will come in a day or two...just have to glue some of the minis together first...


18 comments:

  1. Danes are fierce when in tights, didn't I tell you?! Interesting project, looking forward to your perry/GW conversion, and raising my hand if you ever need an able commander of these fine gentlemen on a gaming table...

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    1. I notised it when you have your tights on at the gaming club;)

      You are most welcome to command the danes one again, I hope you will be a more able commander then the last times...

      http://dalauppror.blogspot.se/2012/11/aar-raid-on-penningby-1466.html

      or...

      http://dalauppror.blogspot.se/2012/08/last-battle-of-tord-bond-15th-century.html

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  2. Really interesting project! Very curious to see your WIP.

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  3. I am tempted to do some early landsknechts, very hard to find suitable figures though, I am keen to see how yours turn out.

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    1. Indeed it is, i´m not sure my builds will look in the right way either, but as they will fight in the backwater parts of europe, I hope they will work;)

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    2. Must say that you have the most impressive collection of Landsknechts !

      Very nice inspirational !

      Best regards Michael

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  4. Oh, you mean like the famous black guard from Frisia? Looking forward to your conversions!

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    1. I´m not sure the Frisian Black Guard are realy the thing as they was more or less a huge army of 15000? men. In Sweden you would be very impressed in you ever reached 15000 men counting both sides;)

      As far as I have found information the danes hired individual, groups and the accational company and of course artillery/seige experts of German mercenarys. The infantry was probably mixed up with the danish infantry provided by the Danish Noibles. as the mercenary knights was mixed up with the Danish Knights. So my units will have a mix of old and new equipment/cloths in a ragtag look. I hope it will look good in the end...

      Best regards Michael

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  5. I will be really interested to see how the conversions turn out.I know the illustration well and find the artist and his drwings fascinating.
    I wish some manufacturer would do an allmoge figure- or perhaps I should have a go at converting one...
    Great project by the way and wish you well with it.
    cheers
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan !

      You of course build your own allmoge minis:)

      Best regards Michael

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  6. Wow!!! Sounds very cool Michael! Good luck with the conversions!

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  7. Nice to see you back on the Kalmar union horse again.

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  8. I will of course follow this with great interest! Looking forward to seeing the finished miniatures.

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  9. Hi Michael, nice projetct !
    Have you planned to realise some Swedish Almoge too ?
    J-B

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    1. Thanks Jehan!

      Ill stick to the allmoge i already have as they are inspired by this pictures to, althought its difficult to find minis with the right mins, but the ones i used Will do.

      Best regards Michael

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