April 12, 2018 by dracs
Warlord Games have announced that they will soon be releasing a set of 28mm plastic Landsknecht Missile Troops to support your 16th Century lines.
The Landsknecht were German mercenaries who rose to become the premier mercenaries of 15th – 16th Century Europe. Although they primarily used pikes, they also made tactical use of their ranged weapons to support their pike blocks.
From the artwork Warlord have previewed, this set will include crossbows and arquebus, letting you kit them up with the appropriate ranged weapons for their period of history.
Personally, I want to see them with another weapon the Landsknecht were famed for using; the zweihander. I have been learning to use these swords and they are taller than I am!
Would you field a force of colourful Landsknecht?