When I was a kid a local museum here in Lund had a huge Lützen diorama with flats that I admired. And Lund was, in 1676, the site of one of the bloodiest (in relative numbers) battles ever. The dream is to recreate it in 2mm.
I have no printer of my own but I'm trying Treatstock out right now, but looks like the Renaissance pike aren't very suitable for FDM printing?
The Battle of Lund would make a really interesting project; it is definitely small enough to be practical in 2mm. It will also look really good with winter basing.
You might need to experiment to get the pikes to print up. They are designed to print on SLS printers, which are a bit more expensive (treatstock has SLS printers available, so you can check prices). On the other hand, since the pike blocks have quite a lot of men, and since the armies are smaller, that might not be a big issue. You can also try SLA (which is a resin printer). Those are very good for high detail and aren't as expensive as SLS. If you are getting any pictures from printers and you want advice on what might be going wrong with test prints, feel free to post them on here. At this point the people on this website have a lot of experience printing the range.
Also, keep in mind that there are a few different versions of pike in the Library, so some might be more useful to you.
The blog looks good, btw. Very nicely laid out, and the photo interface really works. Better than my website, haha!
These are pretty basic paint jobs, I will admit. These pictures are also from a few years ago when I was just starting out. I'm going to order some more Renaissance stuff in a few weeks and try to get some good printed pictures out there. I also want to try doing some "Epic" Renaissance stuff. Like I said, getting the Renaissance "right" is extremely difficult. I consider myself pretty well versed on Napoleonic and ACW tactics and formations, but the Renaissance is another thing entirely. Formations and tactics changed often, and overlapped between countries and wars.
For instance, you can use my Horse and Musket units to recreate most countries armed forces over a 200 year period. The building blocks are the same: the linear company in 'x' number of ranks. But for the Renaissance, you often need different basic units for different sub-phases of the larger period. As the ratio of pike and shot changed it was accompanied by a change in the number of ranks involved. In larger scales nobody really tries to model that accurately, because it requires too many figures. In 2mm it can be done, but it requires a lot of different building blocks be made available in order to provide all the options that are necessary. It's easy enough to create a generic Renaissance block (like the ECW infantry above).
I've got a few basic building blocks in the Library at this time, but I never got around to fleshing them all out. I'm hoping to make the options more complete in the future, and to get some painted examples up on the website (currently I don't think there are any, which is a problem). I also need some more Renaissance/Medieval looking buildings as well. Currently the building range is very much centered on Central Europe in the 19th Century.
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