Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Cardinal Schinner command stand.

The Swiss "Commander-in-Chief" command stand for Marignano is finished. Technically, the Swiss shouldn't have one. Their high command was a committee that, having devised a battle plan, usually split up to lead the various contingents of the army before the battle started. 

But, its nice to have a figure head who stands apart from and above the army's division commanders. Massimiliano Sforza, Duke of Milan, will not serve for this: He was a Swiss glove puppet through whom they mercilessly robbed and extorted every penny they could out of the Milanese. Cardinal Schinner, on the other hand, as a Prince of Mother Church has the gravitas to perform that debatable function - and here, with a cross carrying monk and a high ranking Swiss minder, he is. 



 

Perhaps I'll try doing a Julius II figure next. I even have a choice of seated characters to convert. Graham H. kindly gave me a "Conference at Yalta" pack last night - Hmmm, which one should I use?

7 comments:

DeanM said...

Very nicely done.

Steve J. said...

Now that is very, very nice:).

fireymonkeyboy said...

Looks great! I get the feeling this one is going to be epic.

FMB

MarkG said...

Wonderful!

Phil said...

Fantastic!

Oli said...

When I asked if you were going to have a Schiner figure I had no idea something this good was coming! Full of character, this is a great little piece that really captures the feeling of the battle.

David said...

Fine looking vignette!