One of the main reasons for the length of time taken over finishing this pike block is the considerable annoyance I felt when the Leibfahne flag I painted up earlier this year flaked and was ruined (see much earlier post). Thus, I had to paint another, settling on something a little simpler for ease.....and promptly wishing I had just done the Leibfahne again, because that is the one I really wanted!!!
I also fell away from the Thirty Years' War. I have certainly not fallen out of love with it, but since the "Pike & Shotte" game at Stafford Games a couple of months ago, have been doing other stuff.
This regiment is not finished, however. I have no distinct musketeers for it as yet. I can also build it as a large unit a la P&S, so might get that Leibfahne after all. Up to now, the white flag in the unit has partnered a Catholic League one in a sort of generic unit. Alongside Jung-Tilly, I have also painted up a separate command stand to flesh that regiment out into a separate entity too, and the original, shared pikemen and musketeers went with that stand, allowing me to create Jung-Tilly anew, a sort of Junger-Tilly. I will photograph and post on the Catholic League regiment soon, but, for now, meet the meat in the JungTilly sandwich.
|My usual (for this period) mix of Renegade and Redoubt figures. The original flag I painted when the unit was a hybrid Jung-Tilly/ Catholic League one is the white one. The Virgin Mary icon is almost visible.|
|Head on view. I prefer more active poses, with pikes levelled in the front ranks, but they are a total b**ger to store!|
|Stoutly defending a hummock.|
|My usual ill-advised close up....|