I've now painted the reminder metal pikemen that will form part of my Newcastle’s Whitecoats regiment. The metal pikemen provide a necessary degree of variation to the blocks of pike. There are four figures in the metal pikeman `range`. An example of No. 1 can be seen here.
Metal Armoured Pikeman No.2
"An Armoured Pikeman carrying his pike at Porte, prior to bringing it down to charge." (All quotes are taken from the Warlord Games website.)
Metal Armoured Pikeman No, 3
"A classic front rank pikeman in back and breast, and tassets to protect his thighs. He has slung his helmet and has a sash suggesting a file leader."
Metal Armoured Pikeman No. 4
"Our Pikeman here is featured in the classic 'Charge for Horse' position, keeping low so the pike is presented at a horses chest, whilst he has his sword ready drawn. ...he is depicted shouting, and wears back, breast and tassets and a rather old fashioned style helmet."
This leaves me with only the remaining final command group left. Hopefully these should be completed by next week (if I can avoid shopping and the massive German market in Birmingham, that is).