Sunday, 3 April 2016

Tribute to Peter - 'Max' the Reislaufer - Standard Bearer for the Canton of Uri


This Tribute is for my good friend Peter, our very entertaining and hard working Monday Minion.

Peter is a die-hard regular in our local gaming group. He's an Easterner, a stats prof and a bit of a loon, but I quite like him.  Both of us share a keen interest in the pike and shotte period, with our most recent diversion being the Italian Wars. To help fuel the furnace of industry, Peter and I had a spirited 'Renaissance Men' duel over this past Challenge where we managed to get a load of units completed for future tabletop mayhem. So in light of all this, I've decided to present as my tribute to Peter this figure representing a Swiss standard bearer from the canton of Uri. 


This is a 28mm model from Wargames Foundry's venerable Renaissance Swiss range. The model was originally armed with a partizan, but I extended the staff, and added a Uribanner and a fancy finial to top it off

Much of the literature of the Uri Swiss have their ensigns wearing these whacky yellow-and-black bull getups. The uniform makes me laugh as it reminds me of the pajamas 'Max' wears in Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'.  :)

'Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!!'



Whoops! ...and here's Max with the iconic Swiss white cross on his chest (I noticed its absence after the first batch of photos, so I'm glad I caught it.)  


Thank you very much for all your help during the Challenge Peter. I think I can speak for all of us in saying that you and your Monday mob always started of our work-weeks with a smile. I hope this chap finds a good home amongst the ranks of your troops

Thanks again.

Curt

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Administrative Note: I'll be posting up my final tribute figures today (this one for Peter and Dave's) and then I'll move onto announcing the Challenge awards/prizes later this evening. Thanks!

23 comments:

  1. A wonderful tribute figure Curt :)

    Peter did do a sterling job of adjudicating the Monday Mob. I just wish he'd cleared up all the take away cartons and empty drink cans before I took over with the Tuesday Troupe ;)

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    1. I think they were left over from Sunday

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    2. Thanks Tamsin. I am sure that you did quite well on the bottle refunds!

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  2. More excellent work! You've done a tremendous job.

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  3. A wonderful figure - is that a "Blowing" horn or a "drinking" horn?

    The latter may fit Prof Peter better.

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    1. I'll have you know that I am quite proficient at bowing my own horn, but prefer drinking from one.

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  4. That's a great piece. I really like the yellow ochre colours. I really enjoyed the Monday Pulp covers. I hope these will be a regular challenge feature .. Good job Curt and Peter

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the Pulp covers Dave.

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  5. Wow, what a great figure Curt. I really like him. I've always loved the Swiss Cow suits too, and yes the Sendak analogy is very apt! Now I guess that I'll have to build a unit of Uri Swiss?

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    1. I'm delighted you like him Pete and, yes, I expect a unit of Swiss pike to be crowded around him in a few months. ;)

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  6. Simultaneously brilliant and comedic in his jammies of battle - though I imagine any laughter from his foes would be swiftly silenced!

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  7. Ha! He does look like something Maurice Sendak would draw. Does that mean the Swiss pike have horrible gnashing teeth!?
    Great job on the Monday officiating, Peter...I too am getting nostalgic for the pulpy Monday covers! ;)

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    1. Thanks David. I had fun being a minion.

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  8. It does look like Max from Where the Wild Things Are! Hahahahaha-Peter will just love this.

    I very much enjoyed having him my adjudicator and hope he signs on again for next year!

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    1. Thanks Anne it was great having you on team Monday.

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  9. Great work dude, especially on the yellow. Well done, wonderful tribute!

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  10. That's awesome. An unusual headpeice. cheers

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  11. A great tribute and another fantastic challenge. Thank you again Curt.

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  12. Thank you for the kind words everyone. Max was great fun to work on.

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