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German Pikemen and Halberdiers STLs

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These are DIGITAL files meant for 3D printing. They ARE NOT physical miniatures!

Sculpted by the incomparable Erramir Orlan of Peculiar Companions, this set of German Pikemen and Halberdiersis intended for armies from the 15th and 16th Centuries. This set of 3D models includes eight variants in three poses, and a variety of weapon options. All models come as both pre-supported and unsupported STL files.

The 15th and 16th centuries were marked by significant historical events, including territorial conflicts, religious wars, and the evolution of infantry tactics. The German Pikeman and Halberdiers played a pivotal role during this period of territorial disputes, political upheaval, and military innovation.

Battles and Wars:

Italian Wars (1494-1559): The German Landsknechts, including Pikemen and Halberdiers, were frequently employed as mercenaries during the Italian Wars. They participated in battles such as the Battle of Pavia (1525).
Reformation and Religious Wars: The Reformation and subsequent religious conflicts in Europe, such as the Schmalkaldic War (1546-1547), saw the use of infantry, including Pikemen and Halberdiers, as religious and political factions clashed.
Tactics and Strategies: The German Pikeman and Halberdiers were renowned for their disciplined formations and battlefield effectiveness. Their tactics involved:

Pike Formation: Pikemen formed tight formations with long pikes to create a formidable defensive barrier. These formations were used to repel enemy charges and protect flanks.
Halberdiers: Halberdiers wielded versatile polearms that could be used for thrusting, hooking, and slashing. They were often positioned at the forefront of formations to engage the enemy in close combat.
Combined Arms: These infantry units often worked in conjunction with artillery and cavalry, forming a balanced and effective fighting force.
Siege Warfare: While primarily infantry, Pikemen and Halberdiers also participated in siege warfare, assisting in the capture of enemy fortifications.

Printing at 100% resolution will yield a true 28mm miniature. Prints at 105% are slightly more in scale with Perry Miniatures and 110% prints will be in a compatible scale with Warhammer Fantasy miniatures.