Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Condotta rearguard


There's a mandatory unit of spearmen on the Condotta list, and I've managed (with Shaun McTague's help, and some minis from Richard Hampson-Smith) to field a unit that to replace the pikemen that were originally going to proxy for it.

Unfortunately Perry don't do an Italian spearman, so I have had to cut down pikes and use pavises in place of shields, but they do the job. The colours are Venetian. Again the flag is from Pete's Flags, on eBay.

These will be raw spearmen and, at Chalgrove, I do not expect very much of them! I might leave them to guard the camp. I need to get started on flocking...

8 comments:

Andrew Brentnall said...

Should the tail of the flag not be divided along the middle of the various gold stripes?

Simon Miller said...

What a good wheeze- yes, I suppose it should! I'll do that after basing.

Gonsalvo said...

That's a base that surely looks better than it is likely to fight! :-)

Simon Miller said...

Yes the plan is to park them in the camp, ideally in Orbis, and forget about them! :-)

caveadsum1471 said...

Great looking spear unit,glad I'm now able to post comments!
Best Iain

Simon Miller said...

Super- it's a Brave New World, Iain! :-)

Hal Thinglum said...

Very nice, Simon. I have seen this type of stand on the internet before. Where do you get them? By the way, I found your blog through your remarks on my old friend, Greg Principato's blog.

Simon Miller said...

Hi Hal- I mostly raid my own shop. :-) They are an invention of my own, designed to break up the look of square bases. They have holes to fit weeny magnets in them. You can find them here. https://bigredbatshop.co.uk/collections/all/bases Best, Simon