Thursday, 5 April 2012

Swiss Halbardiers (Lucerne)

Part two of the New swiss army..the halbardiers. Also created By Frank Ziegler and available Here.
Great news is, there are more sets on the way, (each a set of 6 bods)
1, Front rank, armoured with lance at chest height
2. Front rank, armoured with lance held at an angle
3. Front rank, armoured with  lances at the ready ready
Further rows of unarmoured Halbardiers and also Musicians advancing !!!! :-D
All excellent news but the most impressive is the musicians, an often forgotten subject in 1/72nd medievals
 Now all 4 sets, hallbardiers and Pikes together..right..where are those burgundians!!?
Hello to Monty (Stefan)  from Monty´s Caravan Blog Mostly 1/72nd but also 28mm. He´s just posted a cracking set of 28mm Napoleonic 28mm´s...

20 comments:

  1. Very nice again Paul; a fearsome piece of weaponry that halberd is!

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  2. Nice figs, nice painting - as normal Paul :)

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  3. Sweet! The fellow with the feather is styling!

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  4. Very nice looking bods.

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  5. One more time, an excellent work! Waiting for the musicians!

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  6. I quite like these figures - the earlier pike too. They've got a realistic sense of animation to them.

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  7. These are very like the surviving depictions of late medieval Swiss! - the designer has done his homework once again!
    Very nice paint job too of course!

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    1. Exactly..I´ve been looking for pics..I know there are some that are the same style as the sculpts but I can´t find any..BooHoo!! Any links?

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    2. http://home.datacomm.ch/joshuwiler/landesbanner/landesbanner.htm
      Is one, but you can find loads of help on Google Images under the search terms: Diebold Schilling", "Luzernerchronik" or "Luzerner Schilling".
      I really like the Lucerne Chronicle!

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  8. They really look nice all together. Very nice painted figures!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great stuff Paul, as always. Those Burgundians better watch out!

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  10. Fearsome stuff. It bothers me about the quality and output of your posts Paul. I just do not know how you do it!

    Cracking work!

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  11. Lovely figures, beautifully painted as usual. How well do these match size-wise with the Miniart Swiss?

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    1. Thanks :-D
      Good question, and I should have done a pic of the two next to each other. Style / detail wise, Frank´s are way superior to the miniart ones. Size wise, they are a head smaller than the miniart ones. As far as I can see, there would be no way to mix them, the styles and size differences are too great.
      Cheers
      paul

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  12. beat the drum of war. and march upon your foe. paul well done may those rotten enemies flee in terror of the swiss

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  13. A formidable force on its way!
    Cohesion is the key!
    Well done Paul.
    T.

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  14. Really really beautiful stuff!

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  15. paul....please contact me via email or drop by my blog...have something I would like to discuss with you my friend.

    Im currently undertaking an endeavour and hope you may be interested.

    Kriz.

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