Saturday, 9 February 2019
From IainW: Romagnol Pike Block (184 Points)
Here is a unit of Romagnol pike, the best native pike of the Italian wars.
They were prominent in the armies of both the Papacy and Venice, I've shown them with Papal flags but I can easily swap those out for Venetian if needed. These are a mix of mainly Perry plastic mercenaries and the Pro Gloria/Warlord plastics,I wasn't that keen on the plastic landsknechts to start with but I really like the kit now, its given me a nice mix for an early 16th century unit. There are also some Foundry landsknechts and conquistadors mixed into the unit. There's also a few Artizan dopplesoldiers.
They've been great fun to paint (in the colours of my football team, Arsenal) and even though they're late, they were meant for the mercenary bonus round, I'm glad to have them. Thirty six 28mm figures and four flags and yes looking at the photos I realise I need to touch up the edges of the flags!
All the best Iain
Wow! Fabulous work Iain and a bit of a points bomb to boot! This year's Challenge has certainly been rocking the Italian Wars - lots of character, colour and fashion faux pas - all wonderful things. The unit's red and white livery is very eye catching, the papal banners are glorious and the mix of manufacturers' sculpts really brings the entire unit to life. Bravo!
Now, seeing your sterling efforts, I think I need to shamelessly plagiarise your work and try my hand with that great colour combination (Go Arsenal!).
184 well-earned points for you, Mr. W!