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Wallenstein’s bodyguard Thirty Years War

Posted by ells10 on 05 Dec 2021, 14:59

Figures by MM Swiss Vatican Guard & Tumbling Dice

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Posted by Fire at Will on 05 Dec 2021, 15:03

Interesting where did you find the description of the unit? I understood that Wallenstein had a lance armed unit of cuirassiers as his bodyguard.
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Posted by ells10 on 05 Dec 2021, 16:12

Osprey Men At Arms Imperial Armies of the TYW, I may have used a bit of creative painting.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 05 Dec 2021, 16:17

Very nice indeed.

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Posted by Minuteman on 05 Dec 2021, 16:48

Fire at Will wrote: I understood that Wallenstein had a lance armed unit of cuirassiers as his bodyguard.


Me too.

Having said that, there is enough uncertainty as to just what was worn and by which unit in the TYW to be able to say "Well, maybe..."...although the unit here does have a very distinctly Italian/Spanish look to it, which doesn't quite fit with the character of much of Wallenstein's army. But very nicely painted; those stripes must have taken some patience. :-D

The remaining question is, of course..."Where's Wally...... ;-) I mean Wallenstein??
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Posted by Peter on 05 Dec 2021, 17:37

Lovely painted figures! :thumbup:

I know a guy, named Santi, who will be happy to see these figures! Swiss Guard figures!!! ;-)
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Posted by Michael Robert on 05 Dec 2021, 20:25

Hello Ells
Fascinating your output and highly inspiring.
The combination of the Bavarian flag with uniform of pope ´s bodygard looks strange to me as well, but will be a great eyecatcher when you build the actual scene of the battle - together with your guns
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Posted by Fire at Will on 05 Dec 2021, 22:11

ells10 wrote:Osprey Men At Arms Imperial Armies of the TYW, I may have used a bit of creative painting.


Thanks I missed that somehow, possibly because it was red and white, which are more "Imperial" colours
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Posted by Rich W on 06 Dec 2021, 01:24

Great job with the uniforms, very eye catching!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Dec 2021, 03:07

This unit pikes and all are very pleasing to my eye. A splendid sighted feast! BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Dec 2021, 21:35

You have done a fantastic job on these MM figures, ells10. I love the combination of colors you have chosen, the same as those of the flag of Spain, as well as of the flags of some of its regions (Aragon, Valencian Community, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands). :-D

Peter wrote:Lovely painted figures! :thumbup:

I know a guy, named Santi, who will be happy to see these figures! Swiss Guard figures!!! ;-)

You are right, Peter. As almost everybody knows, for me they are the best 1/72 figures ever made. And ells10 has used them very well in other history context different from the actual one. :lol:

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 11 Dec 2021, 09:05

Very good painting and presentation though in my eyes it is not very historically correct. The flag would be more suitable for Tilly or Maximilian von Bayern (which was a big fan of the virgin Mary). Wallenstein was a Bohemian nobleman (he was promoted to duke later) and he would have used his own coat of arms.

Nevertheless a very colorful unit.
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Posted by ells10 on 11 Dec 2021, 13:08

Maximilian von Bayern's bodyguard it is then, cheers.
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