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Author Topic: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?  (Read 904 times)

Offline bigredbat

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2021, 09:47:08 AM »
A super-looking block, Charlie! Very nicely executed. I do agree about the Perry range- a couple more packs of Swiss, especially armoured Swiss, would have done wonders.

Offline Atheling

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2021, 09:48:53 AM »
A super-looking block, Charlie! Very nicely executed. I do agree about the Perry range- a couple more packs of Swiss, especially armoured Swiss, would have done wonders.

Maybe one day? Michael did go back and complete the Wars of the Roses range with the Irish packs so there is hope :)

Offline Charlie_

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2021, 10:14:08 AM »
Would be nice, as I'm planning more Swiss pike in the future, but I'm not holding my breath!

(a job for Steel Fist maybe....?)

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2021, 10:28:33 AM »
Here is some inspiration, note the banners

Offline Atheling

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2021, 10:34:18 AM »
Would be nice, as I'm planning more Swiss pike in the future, but I'm not holding my breath!

Michael is usualy pretty good at returning (eventually) to ranges and filling in some gaps- The Wars of the Roses and Sudan ranges are but two I can think of off the top of my head.

(a job for Steel Fist maybe....?)

That is something I would love to see. Some Earlier Swiss in less armour their Late Med. range  8)

Offline Charlie_

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2021, 12:48:22 PM »
That is something I would love to see. Some Earlier Swiss in less armour their Late Med. range  8)

Exactly. Or the same approach they did with their Landsneckt pike - two packs each of front rank, mid rank and rear ranks (so 24 in total),with separate heads. For the 1450-1500 period.
Even better.... would be 'generic' European pikemen, with separate heads... and a few packs of distinctly Swiss ones to mix in, plus a separate set of Swiss heads to scatter around the generic pike.... would cover a lot of bases!

Offline Atheling

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2021, 01:04:22 PM »
Exactly. Or the same approach they did with their Landsneckt pike - two packs each of front rank, mid rank and rear ranks (so 24 in total),with separate heads. For the 1450-1500 period.
Even better.... would be 'generic' European pikemen, with separate heads... and a few packs of distinctly Swiss ones to mix in, plus a separate set of Swiss heads to scatter around the generic pike.... would cover a lot of bases!

I'm in! I'll drop Simon an email and see if he has any plans on expanding either of those ranges within the parameters discussed here.

Offline Griefbringer

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Re: So I知 starting a 15th Century Swiss army?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2021, 07:33:06 PM »
Back to the Perry plastics, besides the European Mercenaries boxed set, I would recommend getting at least one Light Cavalry 1450-1500 plastic boxed set. This provides you with 12 cavalrymen that you could kit out e.g. as mounted Swiss crossbowmen or Swiss/allied cavalry with spears. Furthermore, it comes with a wealth of plastic bits, such as new heads (including a couple of distinctly Swiss looking ones) that you can add to your plastic infantry for some variety. Due to these extra bits it is a good idea to get a boxed set early on, and not only once you have built up all your infantrymen...

As for the other plastic kits, also the Foot Knights 1450-1500 might provide some handy figures for captains to lead your units. The whole set (of 38 figures) is a bit excessive, but if you can easily get a single sprue of 6 figures from somewhere, it might be worth it. Failing that, there is a wealth of dismounted men-at-arms in metal available from both Perrys (in the Wars of the Roses range) and Steel Fist Miniatures.

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