Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Earl of Essex's Lifeguard pikes.
What it says on the tin. I painted these pikemen on and off during the week, and they're now based and ready for action.
Of course they lack the 'sleeves' of musketeers that form up on either flank, but they'll serve for now. It illustrates the problem of buying multiple figures in packs - there are always figures left over after the units have been assembled. I get around this to some extent by varying the number of figures in a regiment. It gives the randomness found in unit strengths of the period where recruitment was inadequate, and losses through battle or, more often, sickness had accumulated.