Sunday, December 18, 2016

17th century Matchlockmen for the Pikeman´s Lament



This is the first minis I painted in 2 month, starting to get some inspiration back...

The minis are a mix of warlord Plastic Musketeers and matchlockmen as well as the matchlock box command minis and the special mini you got with the Pike and Shot rulebook.

For the Pikeman´s Lament rules they will either be used as a unit of 12 Shot or as 2 units of 6 Forlorn Hope.






22 comments:

  1. Great work Michael, excellent faces!

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  2. Lovely work as always Michael. My painting mojo has been particularly poor this year and especially of late:(

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  3. Beautiful work - the blues almost seem to glow!

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  4. Good to see you back in action again.

    By the way, you ought to check out the uppcoming releases from Fireforge... That uppcoming infantry-kit is, according to a reply to a post on their Facebook page, also supposed to get a accompagning knight kit somrtimes in the future... :)

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  5. Happy to see you back in action Dalaupror. I guess we will se more The Pikeman's Lament stuff as the release draws near?

    By the way, Fireforge are going to release a set of 25 Plastic Scandinavian Infantry. There are rumours of Scandinavian Knights and the rumours also speak of a Fireforge Birger Jarl table at Salute as well... :)

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    1. Indeed more about The Pikemans´s lament after new year in time for the release, got to get you all to buy a copy;)

      Very exiting about the FireForge plans as I have been involved. Infantry indeed and there might be a Knight box to as well as a Birger Jarl miniature, but as far as I know no Birger jarl game by Fire Forge at salute, if there isnt any club running one.

      I and Jan will ofcourse be running a Pikeman´s Lament game:)

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  6. Beautiful work.

    I haven't been painting much lately either since most of my time has been spent re-basing individually mounted figures to your 3-2-1 basing system. This has been time well spent in my opinion.

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    1. Thanks.

      haha...sorry for giving you ideeas about your basing and forcing you in to a re-basing project;)

      Glad that you liked the result:)

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  7. Är det hos Warlord man ska leta för att hitta figurer i plast till Pikeman´s Lament? Finns det fler tillverkare?

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    1. If you way to game Polish Wars, TYW or ECW the Warlord minis are Greate, i realy like their plastics an all the conversions possibilitys.

      If you get your self a Starter Batalia you Will have enough minis for 2 24 point Companies for The Pikeman's Lament.

      https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/the-english-civil-wars-1642-1652/products/pike-shotte-starter-battalia


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  8. Well, Revell, Zvezda and Mars have 1:72 scale (is that 20mm?) plastics for that era. I can't speak for the quality tough. They are a bit smaller than 28 of course...

    Wargames Factory / now Dreaforge Games produce, or at least produced some 28mm plastic kits that are usable for the Scanian War. (You might need to make some conversions to make kapurse-hats for some of the troops tough... I guess Warlord's Pike & Shotte infantry makes for good Scanian WarSnapphanar...

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  9. Excellent as always - said it before, but your blog is an education, in the best sense of the word!

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    1. Thank you very much Evan for your kind works, appreciated !

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  10. Outstanding work once again Michael! I'm quite impressed by the way you manage to convey a rather rag tag look to your miniatures while still tying them together as a unit.

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