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Offline Yarkshire Gamer

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Italian Wars Project is Go !
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:11:00 PM »




https://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-italian-wars-project-is-go.html

There is always a sense of achievement when the first unit for a new project is born. Will is grow and flourish into a great horde of 28mm loveliness or lie festering at the back of the cupboard with the other half forgotten ideas?

Here is a 28mm Perry Miniatures Italian Wars Pike block dressed up in the colours of the Swiss Canton of Lucerne.

Lots of pics, discussion on the figs and even a You Tube video on't blog, enjoy !

Regards Ken
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Offline traveller

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
Awesome!

Well done!

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:20:49 PM »
I don't know if congratulations or commiserations are in order for starting a new project lol. Best of luck in any event; I always look forward to your updates.

Here is a 28mm Perry Miniatures Italian Wars Pike block dressed up in the colours of the Swiss Canton of Lucerne.
Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer
Hmmm... I didn't realise my GW Empire army was painted in the colours of Lucerne...

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 11:11:14 PM »
Yes!

Now build another couple of pike blocks like that.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 11:38:27 PM »
Great stuff  :)

How do complete units on large bases like that work game wise?

Offline painterman

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 11:49:13 PM »
Very nice indeed - and reminding me I have half-completed Swiss pikes too!
Looking forward to see you progress.
Simon.

Offline Yarkshire Gamer

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 04:13:03 AM »
Thanks everyone,

Charlie, don't worry, more on the way  ;)

Oshiro, the unit has 6 bases, each with 8 figures. Single figure losses are recorded using small plastic counters placed at the rear of the base during game play. Once you get to 8 a base comes off and so on.

For measurement etc the front of the unit is where the 60 x 50 base would end. The rest is just to protect the pikes and people's fingers !

Regards Ken
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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 04:33:35 AM »
Ah, was looking on my phone earlier and didn't realise that there were separate bases. Thanks for clarifying  :)

Offline Erik

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 11:36:56 AM »
Beautifull painting and very good use of different Perry miniatures. It demands respect when people go all in sizewise on Italien Wars. Cant wait to see your 48 size landsknecht units  :D

Erik

Offline Severian

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 03:45:23 PM »
These are great - will follow this one with great interest.

I've been doing something similar with Perry plastics and assorted metals for a year or more (nothing much finished just yet) so this is very helpful to see.

Was also planning to use the old Gush WRG rules at least as a starting point. Keep us posted how your rules tweaking goes.

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 04:27:44 PM »
Very nice unit. Looking forward to the crossbowmen.

I can see that I'll be following this thread with interest.
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Offline Jeff965

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 08:51:49 PM »
Really inspirational stuff :-*

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 09:08:27 PM »
A splendid body of men, Ken  8)

Offline grant

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 02:41:00 AM »
Those look great and well done on the basing - I always hated massive pikes for that awkwardness they bring!
Itís a beautiful thing, the destruction of words - Orwell, 1984

Offline caveadsum1471

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Re: Italian Wars Project is Go !
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 10:16:16 AM »
Gorgeous looking pike block, it's a great period!
Best Iain