Imperial Firelock Party – Citadel Miniatures
During the Renaissance was very common to see on the battlefields combined arms detachments. This model is inspired by the mercenary detachments of Landsknechts who became famous after the Battle of Pavia in 1525 in the Imperial ranks. The battle tactics of these units consisted in the classic closed square of spearmen and pikemen, and musketeers on the flanks who had greater mobility to support where necessary.
The armament of these units was varied, like their colorful uniforms. To the pikes and spears were added double edged short swords or “Katzbalger”, halberds and maces for the officers and muskets. Added some fantasy details because this models not belong to a proper range history.
- 28mm scale white metal and hard plastic multicomponent.
- Citadel Miniatures. Warhammer Fantasy (http://www.games-workshop.com/). Empire Range. Reference Empire State Troops.
- Black primer.
- Painted with Vallejo Model Color (http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/) and Citadel Foundation Paints (http://www.games-workshop.com/).
- Double layer of matte varnish Marabu (http://www.marabu.com/)
The individual bases made ??with a thin layer of Vandal subsequently painted. I have applied the following vegetation:
- Flock Blend Dark Conifer – Gale Force nine (http://www.gf9.com/)
- Ciump Foliage Olive Green (FC134) – Woodland Scenics (http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/)
In a near future this miniatures would form part of a diorama that is not yet designed. Here you can see how it is becoming the distribution of models with a central command group and musketeers on the corners: