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martin goddard

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 08:19:07 AM »
I agree that such types would be of good use.

John Watson

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2020, 10:00:08 AM »
I agree too.

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2020, 11:29:50 AM »
Would it helped if I agreed too (I've never done Landsknechts)?

Would it change anything?

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2020, 11:50:40 AM »
Landscheckts are great. You don't need to do any uniform research. You just have to imagine you are painting figures for a 15mm version of London Fashion Week. Then you give them flags for whoever has hired them.

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2020, 11:59:05 AM »
John,

Sounds perfect.

Am I right in thinking that tactics are quite simple too?

 - Option 1 - mope around sulking, as they think they're not being paid enough
 - Option 2 - charge!

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2020, 12:12:00 PM »
You appear to have been reading up on Landscheckts Colonel, or is this a pitch to Osprey for a new Men At Arms title?

To be honest, I'd be scared of painting them in 28mm (all those stripey outfits), so heaven knows how I'd feel about 15mm wee fellas

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2020, 01:02:14 PM »
Radar,

I've done Early Germans (of the Ancient variety) in stripey jester outfits in 15mm, so reckon I might manage a few Landsknechts (I'm thinking a small number of units to complement the English - a nice way of doing some without a whole army),

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2020, 02:16:54 PM »
TBH 1480s syle landsknechts are considerably less flamboyant than the C16th ones. Parti-coloured clothing rather than masses of stripes, maybe a bit of white shirt showing through the outer clothing but again not the masses of slashing evident in the following century. Most would wear fairly simple beret type headgear, again with a few helmets or Robin Hood type hats in evidence.

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Re: The 36 pack challenge
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2020, 04:59:41 PM »
Well my choice of 36 packs would be all WW2 to cover;
Commandos for raids on the iron coast
Early war German Paras + containers
25lb gun , tow and trailer + crew
Matilda 2


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