|Flagged with blue|
|Flagged as a 2nd battalion with 2 company colours in yellow|
The brush work is of a good standard and I chose to paint the pike staffs to match the uniform facing colours. I know some of the purists out there will be wringing their hands in horror but the last time I indulged in this kind of nonsense the consequences were both amusing and alarming.
|Flagged with a rich dark green|
I painted some Italian Wars Landsknechts with pikes coloured alternately in bands rather like a road crossing pole. I used Red and yellow I seem to remember. At that particular event there was, by coincidence another Italian Wars game. I think I knew the demonstrators and one of them came in to see us late in the day in high dudgeon.
|My first home painted battalion flagged as Preobrazhenskoi Guards|
Some punter had told them that their pikes were wrong! The League of Augsburg's pikes were alternate stripes and he wanted to know why they had not used the proper colours for theirs!!!
|The Red Herrings and their coloured pikes|
|in situ the Red faced green battalion|
The flags are of course from Quindia!
EDIT... added Gunter's video to the post...
As a post script (this post was due up today -March 5). A previous post about the Tactica game featured a battle shot of the red faced green battalion The link on TMP has prompted a question querying the green painted pikes).