Monday, 26 October 2015
Re-ordering my Renaissance
I did a roll call of my Renaissance armies, (as grown up boys sometimes do) and came to the conclusion, that I should up them up, so that I can field 9er (9 4x4s, i.e. 36 figures per) pike blocks. Maybe I will still field the skirmisher in 12er and the Horse in 12er or 6er depending on the unit. I would aim for 4 pike blocks per side (even if I don't know how to transport them then).
The French would have a 12er Gendarmes, a 12er Archers, a 12er Men-a-arms; and two 6er Stradioti. The pikes would be 1 Landsknecht and 2 Swiss (each 9) One block still not decided ... , The Swiss would go with two 12er Halberdiers, one 12er Crossbow (and Pavises) and a 12er Arquebusiers.
The Imperials would have 12er Gendarmes, 12er Men-at-arms, 6er Mounted Handgunners and 6er Mounted Crossbows. The pikes would be so far two 48er (large) Landsknecht pike blocks, two 12er Arquebusiers, a 12er Doppelsöldner and a 12er Spanish Swordmen. The guns I would divide per scenario.
Next on the list will be maybe a Spanish block with arquebusiers? Or a large Swiss block? A lot of work ahead, so I started to rebase my Landsknecht pike fronts and the Swiss. I also will do some more Command vignettes... and the list will grow longer and longer ...