My TWY Army (I)

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My TWY Army (I)

Post by nelsons-signal » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:55 am

Hello friends,


I´m creating a TYW Army in 28mm.

I choose the "Swedish-War"of the "Thirty Years War"!

Because “size matters” and my will to invest time and money I choose 28mm - and not the skirmish-level.
The next important question was about the size/strength of regiments.
A TYW regiment includes a Pike Block – and the relationship from Pikes and Shot was about 1:2.

But when does a Pike-block looks like a Pike-Block?
After some simulations I choose 12 pikemen as the minimum-limit.
12 pikemen means 24 shot with an additional HQ Section – officer, drummer, sergeants – this means 40 Figures.

And which maneuvers a regiment should be able to form?
A classic form of shot, pike, shot, a line of fire, some kind of attack wedge, a square …

Because of the look and the (in my eyes) lack of necessity to form a pike-line - I want to choose a massive pike-block-stand.
Because of the necessity to move my regiments on the gaming table - I want to choose for the shot a 4-stand solution - 2x8-Figures-stands and 2x4-figures stands. (see Formations)

Thank You for watching!

Cheers
Achim
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TYW Regiment I, (1), 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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TYW Regiment I  (2), 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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TYW Regiment I  Salvo, 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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Post by nelsons-signal » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:00 am

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TYW Regiment I  (5), 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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TYW Regiment, Square, 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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Post by nelsons-signal » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:02 am

and..
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TYW Regiment I close, 30 years war 28mm, 30 jähriger Krieg 28mm, TYW 28mm.JPG
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Post by obriendavid » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:35 am

That is a lovely job you have made with your painting and unit composition, I look forward to seeing the rest of the army if is done to this standard.
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:48 pm

Man, you are just ALL over it aren't you! Setting the standard for German wargaming! Well done! 8)
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Post by Glorfindel » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Absolutely superb. Well done.


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Post by turrabear » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:38 am

achim my friend you have answered my prayers , if you don't mind me asking what size of bases do you use.also will you be doing imperial troops as well.
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Post by chema1986 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:20 am

Very nice paintjob!! I really like them ... and it reminds me that I have my incomplete swedish army laying around and bored in a box:P

cheers!

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Post by Rob Herrick » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:40 pm

Absolutely beautiful painting and basing - that's exactly what the pike and shot period is supposed to look like!

Who's figures did you use?
With Gen'l Custer Down in Mexico: Yes, one of the goals is to see how many times one can get him killed.
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Post by PrinceEdward » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:27 am

Unless I am mistaken the bulk of those are Old Glory.
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Post by Rob Herrick » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:23 pm

PrinceEdward wrote:Unless I am mistaken the bulk of those are Old Glory.
I've always been a fan of their ECW/TYW stuff - especially their folks in monteros. Whenever I get the time/money to start building Royalists in bulk, they're my choice.
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