These 32 figures scored me 64 points, propelling me from 13th place to 10th and leapfrogging Fran. However, I'm sure that the big fella is frantically beavering away with his next entry, which will leave me in the dust.
16 light foot with crossbows. You may recall from several months back that I'd painted up 16 light foot with handguns, and done them as 1 base for each of the eight cantons of the Old Confederation. I followed the same scheme with the crossbowmen. Both types will eventually be boosted to 20 bases (40 figures) and my plan is to have at least 1 figure in the colours of each canton represented in the Swiss army at Murat. This may mean that some cantons are over-represented, and others under-represented among the light foot. However, that will be more than balanced out when I have done all the pike blocks and halberdiers.
Joining the crossbowmen in this entry were 16 peasants based as light foot to represent the Enfants Perdu (Lost Children) who are recorded as playing a role at Laupen (1339), where they threw stones down onto Austrian troops.
Some Weirdness With Page Views
Over the past few days, I've noticed a massive leap in page views to more than double what I'd expect. It can't be explained by links from other blogs. I suspect that my blog is being webcrawled by various search engines.
Has anyone else noticed this on their blogs recently?