So these three dashing chaps represent my first troops for the 'Witchfinder General' rule set that has caught my imagination of late. My first foray into the realms of English Civil War miniatures were as a direct result of an incredibly generous donation to the lead pile by that good friend of mine the 'Provost Marshal'. I believe that they are 'Redoubt Enterprises' miniatures and are the usual sturdy, strong cast that I have come to expect from them. Perhaps not the most useful of poses, but perfect as guards protecting us from the many denizens of the night that would seek out our mortal soul.
As the more regular readers of this humble weblog will know, I am not the most consistent of hobbyists, particularly when it comes to focusing on one subject for any length of time; it is for this reason that producing massed ranks of infantry or cavalry will always be beyond me. As a result we have three very different characters on show rather than a uniformed approach. If I understand the rules correctly then 'Common Folk', of which Pikemen are included, have some knowledge of the art and skills of warfare; they may prove to be veterans and have known life as a soldier - now banded together to rid the land of the vile abominations.
As usual, I have started with the wrong troop types, needing instead to be mustering Clubmen, Ghouls and Barguests to get the first encounter up and running. What I have learnt, however, is that metal pikes are very sharp and should be treated with caution and respect at all times!