I finished up a second unit of English pike for The Pikeman’s Lament over the weekend. As with the recently painted English pike in red four of these were painted almost a year and a half ago, but I replaced their original pikes and repainted helmets and one of the buffcoats.
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A unit of Pike for The Pikeman’s Lament. Most of the figures are from Old Glory Miniatures, but there are three in there from Warlord Games as well.
Push of Pike!
I’ve said before I hate the “at charge” pose for wargaming figures – at least on multi-figure bases (such as for DBA-X) as long pikes sticking out in front of the bases often make it difficult or impossible for said bases to actually make contact. I’m starting to come around to the point where I don’t mind it so much in skirmish games – at least when they’re individually-based and can be moved to not block to combatants from making contact. Also, actually making physical contact in a skirmish game seems less important than in most games with multi-figure bases – as long as they theoretically had the move to make the distance and you know which point from where the losing combatant would have to retreat from…
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
A GAME?! Maybe?! There’s trouble a-brewing in the highlands!
I have more highlanders on the workbench at the moment, and I’m just finishing up another batch of ECW Irish – which are going on a multi-figure base for my Scots Royalist DBA-X army.