Jason's blog has been a veritable hive of Impetus/Romans related activity recently (another person who needs to use the Impetus tag more!). Could it be that another clash between our two toy solider collections is imminant? The best thing to ensure those models get painted is a battle and the sure prospect of pics on the internet afterward.
You have to love a set of models bearing the caption: "The last thing many Muskets see, the thunderous charge of the Cuirassier!" I've got one of three planned units painted and based now.These models were the entire reason I wanted the Warlord ECW/TYW and it is good to have some done - despite the fact it is quite unlikely that you'd find these fighting alongside Covenanters! I painted these, and my wife painted the horses. Their flag is by Dux Homunculorum. This element will contain the army general, so I gave them suitably heroic white horses.
MAXIMILIAN IMPERIAL 1494-1518 (VDT=17/9)
|Nr||Tipo||M||VBU||I||VD||Note e armi da tiro|
|4||FP(*)||5||4||2||2||Landsknechts - pikes|
four FP Pike.
original scratchbuilt cannon for Fantasy, based up with Scottish crew. The crew were also painted by my gorgeous wife. The cannon is the Artillery B from the list.
Impetus Baroque seems to be likely to go down the road of 18cm frontage for this scale. So my plan is to re base the Pike properly. They will be on the same sized bases as now but will have Musket mixed in. This means those bases can be used for Pike, mixed Musket and Pike, and if I add one of the 6cm musket squares, they will be proper Baroque units as well. As above.
So hope fully the last thing those nicely painted new Roman Archers see is "the thunderous charge of the Cuirassier!"