Saturday, June 28, 2014

Perry European Mercenaries Completed & Based

Here are the figures from the plastic Perry European Mercenaries box. There are units of crossbowmen, handgunners, billmen and pikemen. They are painted up as Swiss or German mercenaries, Lancanstrians, Yorkists and Stanleys.
I will need to see how they form up on the table top to see if I need to add more units to each faction.
A modified and simplified version of Hail Caesar will be used. Most foot units will be two stands of three figures each. This size seems to work well for melee, as well as shooting.
The command stands for the divisions are up next. I still need to find some nice banners and flags.

32 comments:

  1. 10 out 10 marks for your stunning work Dean! marvelous. The Pikemen look great, plus your light infantry support units also excellent basing!

    what do you think of Perry miniatures are they ok or are they a pain in the backside to put the plastic figures together? I'm thinking of getting a few boxes.

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    1. Thanks, Phil! You are too kind. As far as the Perry sets - I highly recommend them - I would not hesitate to get more sets if I need to. The two sets have interchangeable arms/heads and weapons. I'm sure you'll be pleased with them. Best, Dean

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  2. Great painting Dean! Wouldn't the pike be in deeper and denser formations?

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    1. Thanks. Yes they would indeed look proper in dense formations; however, I am trying to keep the numbers of figures to a minimum. The units are more representational for game play than for an actual historic formation/size. Best, Dean

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  3. Love them! Painting and basing are top notch Dean, and it was very interesting to see the different steps...great work!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Visiting your blog and viewing your figures and games continues to be very inspirational. Best, Dean

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  4. I'm always amazed (and maybe a little jealous) of your painting skills

    Truly inspirational stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Miles. Your kind words are much appreciated. Best, Dean

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  5. They look absolutely awesome Dean!

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  6. All that metal and livery makes for a visual treat! I love your basing scheme.

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  7. Thank you all for your continued visits and kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Beautiful work Dean. Those pikes look rather intimidating!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, those pikes are very nice and seem sturdy enough for gaming too.

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  9. Very nice indeed. I like the small numbers of figures per base, it suits and looks very good indeed. Great painting all round.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross. Appreciate your sentiments and kind words. Dean

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  10. Lovely looking units and a very nice choice of colours. I don't think you can beat medieval figures for variety in colour and form.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thanks, Matt. I think Seleucids may give them a run for the money :)! Best, Dean

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  11. They look great Dean! It looks like your WOTR project has really taken off!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I just need the flags/banners. The one that came with the box I got is for Wakefield. I understand the flags are randomly supplied. Best, Dean

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  12. Howzit Dean
    These are exceptional. I was wondering what a box of Perry's mercs done up (by a pro!) would look like! I'm now inspired to get one for my Impetus Landsknecht army.

    BTW great job on your WSS article too - you're now a published author eh? Is there no end to this man's talent? :-)

    Well done on all fronts.

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    1. Aloha, Doc! LOL! I haven't seen the mag article yet. After I submitted the draft, I never heard back from Guy. Next thing I check the WSS website last week and saw my article listed :)! Anyway, yes, I can assure you the Perry Merc (or WotR Inf) plastics will be quite useful for Landsknecht If you have any leftover arms or heads from WHFB Empire troops even more so! Best, Dean

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  13. Great looking figures! Hopefully you will bring them to next years Enfilade.

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  14. Dean,

    They look terrific on the new bases.

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  15. Awesome looking figures Dean! Even the bases look fantastic!

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