Sunday, 11 February 2018

Die Kaiserlichen kommen!

In the hope that this will become the panic call* for the French and Venetian troops next Thursday on our reckless Renaissance bash (Great Italian Wars/ early period). I will defend the Kaiser with Donanald's Spanish and my modest Imperial contingent (see below) against Angus' Venetians and some French. Plus ultra!
... so I could not resist a roll call ...

*"Die Kaiserlichen Kommen" ("the Imperials are coming!") had the same intensity as "the Swedes are coming!" to most peasants and men and livestock in the German empire, one-hundred years later at the time of the Thirty Years War. A panic call to hide loved ones or run for life as fast as possible, as it meant, if not an approaching, plundering forage advance guards, then even a whole army with baggage train. A swarm of locusts that could defile a swath of land within days.
















8 comments:

  1. What a colorful and splendid collection, I'm jealous!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Phil!

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  2. We are waiting for the OOB and the Battle Report!

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    1. I will duly rapport the brutal incidents that will led to the demise of one army or the other, on my Landsknechts soul! ;)

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  3. That is a great collection, you will have fun fielding them. I predict a bit of a bloodbath!

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    1. Thank you Oli, you might be right there ... we decided to up the lines a bit to 3 pike blocks and two cav. battalias per side ... and as the pikes are metal, there is always a bit of a bloodshed. :)

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  4. Awesome looking imperial army!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, will do my best to make it bigger :)

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