niedziela, 25 września 2016
Next stand of the Swiss pikemen with banner of Berne city and canton. It was one of the wealthiest cantons, providing many mercenaries mostly for French armies. Swiaa units were formed around commanders chosen in cantons. They were employing their officers' cadres and enlisting mercenaries.
In this case commander is equiped with weapon associated with medieval Swiss armies - halberd. During the Italian Wars it had an auxiliary function and often a mark of officers' status.
czwartek, 22 września 2016
During the Italian Wars Swiss were one of the bet mercenary pikemen on the world. Their services weren't cheap but in most cases they were very efficient. It was mainly due to training. Their formation were able to make manouvers quicker and easier than most of their enemies.
First stand of the new pikemen formation for the French army of the Italian Wars. Pikemen are armoured so they will be in the front ranks.
Figures by Khurasan Miniatures.
niedziela, 4 września 2016
Brygady Międzynarodowe (podoficerowie) - krok po kroku/ International Brigades (NCOs) - step by step (3)
Wszyscy są wyposażeni w karabiny Mosin, które zaczęły trafiać do Brygad w drugiej fazie bitwy o Madryt w 1936 roku.
Finished sergants of the International Brigades. As you can see uniforms and equipment are varrying. One has an M26 Spanish helmet, secon beret and the third standard officer's cap of the Republican army. The third one has the most regular uniform. Others wear for example civilian trousers.
All are equipped with Mosin rifles that started to be delivered to the International Brigades in second phase of the Bbattle of Madrid in 1936.