Author Topic: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor  (Read 4854 times)

Offline Little Jo

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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2006, 18:27:29 »
I'd got a bit too tied up with the mercenary element and was thinking more of double paid as receiving money from two sides.

(Was my first understanding too  ;))

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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2006, 19:52:31 »
Very nice figures great paint job, I really like the sleeves also I like the painted horse as well.
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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2006, 21:21:44 »
Those are great figures, and I am impressed by the horse. :)

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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2006, 01:01:15 »
Thanks for the positive response, guys! :)9

Hi Gordon, Dan explained the role of the Doppelsoeldner very well. Most of them were older and well to do mercenaries (some times of noble descent) since they needed armor to be effective in the exposed position in front of the pack(most pike men only had a breast plate).
Thanks Sylvia! I try to make my figures look like they might have come directly from Playmobil.

The complete artillery diorama will consist of the existing two figures, an arquebusier, an ox-drawn gun carriage (I found an example of the old style cannon on the big carriage on EBay), the gun crew, a drummer and a banner carrier.
I find the early 16th century fascinating since it defines the transitional period between the knights of lore and a truly modern military. However, I'm no military fanatic - I also like the renaissance because of it's advances in science, art and appreciation of the human spirit (material for other customs...)
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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2006, 11:00:55 »
Truly beautifull as well as accurate period customs.  8-)
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Re: Landsknecht mercenary captain and "Doppelsoeldner" in 3/4 armor
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2006, 21:10:28 »
These are great!!! Keep some more comming  ;)