Every now and again, just like most gamers, I hit the proverbial 'painting wall' where I can't get going and spend more and more time away from the painting table. I used these little fellers as a way to overcome this and get my enthusiasm running again. I loved painting these and at some time in the not too distant future I can see me painting another block, or two.
A good friend of mine, John Reidy of the Independent Wargames Group ( Robbies' Blog link- http://independentwargamesgroup.blogspot.co.uk/ ) always put a mounted commander in his pike blocks and I really liked the effect so, as any self respecting wargamer would do - I pinched the idea, hence the Gendarme with the standard in the front rank.
All the standards are printed on cloth from Petes' flags, link- http://thegreatitalianwars.blogspot.com/
The Pro Gloria lads.
The Foundry boys.
Close up of the Gendarme standard bearer.
I hope you like the Landsknechtes, I don't as yet have any Swiss, no doubt this will change when I expand my French army- so much to do and enjoy!