My attempt to re-vitalize my old Warhammer Empire Army has resulted in my starting construction of an Imperial Landsknecht army for Impetus. This is my second attempt at a Renaissance period pike and shot force, as I did attempt an ECW force pack in 2002. I had originally wanted to do a Scott's Covenanter Army, but my interest in the time period waned rapidly.
The Charles V army list in the Impetus Rulebook includes both Spanish and Landsknecht Squares. I dug out my ECW figs and pulled out all of the minis that had a "Spanish-style" helm. Among them were these guys that were well attached to their bases. There were 25 in all, and I decided to complete these as an interim forces if nothing else. I think they are old glory figs, but I cannot be sure.
Impetus allows Pike units to be up to three bases deep, so I am planning to actually do mine with 1 deep base of 20+ figs and a rear base of 12. I really can't see ever fielding just 1 base of pikes, so this allows me to minimize the number of bases I actually do. (After losing 1 unit, I remove the small stand; after losing the second I replace the large stand with the small one.) I found enough similar figs to add some Officer and musician figs, as well as a stand of Mounted Arquebus.
The down side is that I still don't know what to do with the leftovers...
|Royalist (?) cavalry|
|Old Glory Horse.|
Can anyone ID these figs?