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[EN/PL] Landsknechts VI: "Pike Court / "Sąd Pik"

Hello everyone!I invite you to the fifth part of the history of the Lancknechts formation today. On this occasion, I painted two new models from Warlord Games:A plastic soldier with a two-handed sword from THIS BOXand another metal from the LOOTING PARTY BOXPlastic Landsknecht wins definitely better in terms of quality of workmanship and sharpness of details. However, metal designs also have a lot of charm and ingenuity in poses.Other entries related to this multicolored formation can be found below:I. Sacco di Roma / The Sack of Rome / Złupienie Rzymu (1527)II. Landsknechts II: Dopplesoldiers / Landsknechci - Podwójnożołdacy (Artizan Designs)III. Landsknechts III: Regiment (Warlord Games)IV. Landsknechts IV: Recruitment / Rekrutacja (Warlord Games)V. Landsknechts V: Wir sind des Geyers Schwarzer Haufen / We are Florian Geyer's Black Company / Jesteśmy Czarnym Hufcem Geyera----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------P

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #4 / Krucjaty Północne. Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #4 (Fireforge Games)

Welcome!I invite you to the second post (and the fourth about the Teutonic Knights) about knights-robbers serving the Teutonic Order.For this project I used models from the from Fireforge Games:Foot SergeantsAs I mentioned in a previous post about this formation - Struters / Latrunculi were in the thirteenth century at the service of the Teutonic Order during the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussia and Lithuanians.       White coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.       When in 1260 the Prussian tribes rebelled against the Order's authorities, the Struters had their hands full. The Prussian

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[EN/PL] Mordheim: Witch Hunters. Finished band! / Łowcy Czarownic. Skończona banda!

Hello everyone!The moment has come, expected for over 3 years! I finished another band!It is true that about 15 years ago I painted the Witch Hunters band (and even with more interesting models), but there was no trace of them left, and they would now only be suitable for washing.        That is why I happily welcome again, in my opinion, the most atmospheric of all Mordheim's bands. That's the quintessence of this game. Who didn't want to play the role of a witch hunter playing RPGs? And commanding the whole unit sounded even better!Today, the last two flagellants (including the climate halfling from Westfalia Miniatures) and photos of the whole band. I invite you!You can find all entries about Witch Hunters ===> THERE----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Order of the Templars of Sigmar, universally known as the Witch Hunters, is an organisationdedicated to the eradication of heretics, be they warlocks, witches, sor

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Prussia and Lithuania. Teutonic Order #3 / Krucjaty Północne. Prusy i Litwa. Krzyżacy #3 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Good morning!On August 15, we celebrate in Poland the festival of the Rapture of the Saint Virgin Mary (Assumptio Beatissimae Mariae Virginis in caelum), so another two knights of The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly known as the Teutonic Knights) from V&V Miniatures  from "Crusaders"box today.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you don't know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries:I. Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1II. Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 Northern / Baltic crusades.Konrad Mazowiecki's campaigns.Konrad I Mazowiecki, the Polish prince of Mazovia, tried without success to conquer pagan Prussians du

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[EN/PL] Mordheim: Witch Hunters: Flagellants #2 / Łowcy Czarownic: Biczownicy #2

Hello everyone!Admittedly, I had plans to finish three new Flagellants, not one, but the flood of work-related matters that waiting after the holidays took me away physically and mentally, and my eyes needed rest :-)       I am returning to my Witch Hunter project today.Previous entries about this atmospheric band in the damned Mordheim under THIS LINKThe models that I decided to use are 6-edited metal Flagellants from the Empire army.BTW my favorite designs from all editions of this unit in WFB.Today, the text refers directly to the history of FlagellantsI invite you!Flagellants  are the same name of members of religious brotherhoods, existing from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. The countries in which they mainly carried their news and bloody sacrifices were Italy and Germany. Then also Spain and Poland joined. In our "pious" country for centuries, public whipping has been practiced as a form of repentance for grave sins.The name Flagellants came from the Lat

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 / Krucjaty Północne. Konrad Diabeł i Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #2 (Fireforge Games)

Hello everyone!I use the last days of vacation and invite you to the last entry in July. I decided to follow the blow and publish one more entry in the Teutonic climates. On this occasion, I painted the first three knights-robbers (Struters / Latrunculi), who were in the thirteenth century on the services of the Teutonic Order in the times of the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussians and Lithuanians.For this project I used models from two sets from Fireforge Games:Scandinavian InfantryFoot SergeantsWhite coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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[EN/PL] North Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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[EN/PL] Blackbeard's Pirate crew #1 / Załoga piratów Czarnobrodego #1 (Black Scorpion Miniatures and Grabblecast)

Ar, ar you land rats!Today I invite you to the first entry associated with the pirates under the command of Blackbeard, an English pirate who in the years 1716-1718 prowled in the Caribbean Sea.       He was one of the most dangerous pirates of his time. A few more words about the that sea devil in the third post (along with my version of the model) and today the first two bad guys, types from under the dark star and gentlemen of a shameful reputation! Lucky Jack and Mr Gambling!I used for the entry:brilliant models (which many people have already asked about me) made of resin, with a lot of great details and very nice general appearance. LINK to Black Scorpion Miniaturesthe boat that I got from my friends from Grabbleast. It consists of four elements and is also made of resin (many manufacturers can envy the Grabblecast quality of its components for mockups and models!)https://northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/the-pirate-blackbeard/Ar, ar szczury lądowe!Dziś zapraszam na pierwszy wpis

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[EN/PL] Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo (Warlord Games)

Hello everyone!The story of two centurions from the 11th Legion (Legio XI Claudia) in the army of Caesar today.The great leader mentions brave soldiers (also known from the TV series Rome) in the work "Gallic War" And it's Caesar's voice today ..."In that legion there were two most gallant centurions, now not far from the first class of their rank,6 Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus. They had continual quarrels together which was to stand first, and every year they struggled in fierce rivalry for the chief posts. One of them, Pullo, when the fight was fiercest by the entrenchments, said: "Why hesitate, Vorenus? Or what chance of proving your pluck do you wait for? This day shall decide our quarrels." So saying, he stepped outside the entrenchments, and dashed upon the section of the enemy which seemed to be in closest array. Neither did Vorenus keep within the rampart, but in fear of what all men would think he followed hard. Then, at short range, Pullo sent his pike at the enemy, and pierced

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[EN/PL] SPQR - Warlord Games: Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo (Warlord Games)

Hello everyone!The story of two centurions from the 11th Legion (Legio XI Claudia) in the army of Caesar today.The great leader mentions brave soldiers (also known from the TV series Rome) in the work "Gallic War" And it's Caesar's voice today ..."In that legion there were two most gallant centurions, now not far from the first class of their rank,6 Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus. They had continual quarrels together which was to stand first, and every year they struggled in fierce rivalry for the chief posts. One of them, Pullo, when the fight was fiercest by the entrenchments, said: "Why hesitate, Vorenus? Or what chance of proving your pluck do you wait for? This day shall decide our quarrels." So saying, he stepped outside the entrenchments, and dashed upon the section of the enemy which seemed to be in closest array. Neither did Vorenus keep within the rampart, but in fear of what all men would think he followed hard. Then, at short range, Pullo sent his pike at the enemy, and pierced

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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Team of the knights' expedition. Part II / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Skład wyprawy rycerskiej. Część II (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #2)

Hello!I took another knights from V&V Miniatures  "Crusaders 3" set. Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of miniatures.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IVFirst Crusade. Historical background. Part I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II. Team of the knights' expedition.In the summer and early autumn of 1096 a much better organized knigh

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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Historical background. Part I / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Tło historyczne. Część I (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #1

Hi everyone!The next week, the weather in Poland resembles the hell that awaited the Crusaders at Hattin in 1187. It is an unmerciful heat, the dyes dry up and the swarms of mosquitoes suck your blood.Well, I already have an introduction and with this smooth metaphor I can go to this today's entry ;-))        I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders 3"box, with the title Crusaders.Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of

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[EN/PL] The first folk crusade. Part IV. Expedition of Peter the Hermit and Walter without Property (1096) / I Wprawa ludowa. Część IV. Wyprawa Piotra Pustelnika i Waltera bez Mienia (1096r.) [V&V Miniatures: Pilgrims 1 set #2]

HELLO EVERYONE!I invite you today for the fourth entry related to the folk expedition that preceded the First Crusade.The entries received from V&V Miniatures - the next two from the set "Pilgrims"That's why I love models V&V Miniatures (I painted a V&V Viking a few years ago and Pilgrims 2 box):excellent quality of details (probably the best on the market in historical models made in resin in 28 mm),interesting poses that are certainly not boring.Miniatures can act as Pilgrims, Monks, poor brothers, beggars ... and they can be used in many battle wargames.For some time I leave my brothers' painting for ...Crusader knights :)If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe road

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[EN/PL] About Viking runestones / O kamieniach runicznych Wikingów (Warhead Studio Runic Stones #1)

Welcome!I invite you to watch the first runestones that you can find in the Warhead Studio offer. I recently received a package from sets from a polish producer of terrains, scenery and bases, and I must say that it is VERY good.       Described today set divided into two parts. In this version, 3 out of 5 runic stones.Set of Runic Stones casted in resin perfect for those Viking raids in game of Saga, Hail Caesar or other historical games from Dark Ages. Runic Stones can be used as a stand alone piece of terrain, part of bigger diorama, objective or as a scenery piece for a base.I encourage you to look through the expanding range of Warhead Studio:https://warheadstudio.com/https://www.facebook.com/WarheadStudio/And a handful of facts. Part IThe runestones were created mainly in the years 200-1100. The runes were also used later in some isolated regions of Sweden and Norway, but the runestones ceased to basically engraved before 1100. They have survived in the entire Nor

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