I confess to being confused by the presence of the mediaeval unit in the middle of the TYW.
I mean I don't mind, I have no problem with using any figures standing in for others if needs be, but wtf are they masquerading as?
Are they German equivalents of Arthur's knights sleeping beneath the earth until great danger awakens them? And why now/then?
Theres a unit in the FoGR TYW German list which is classed as Heavy Armoured Swordsmen, who's role was supposedly somewhat akin to the sword & buckler men who were part of the Spanish Colunela and Tercio formations..but presumably more well armoured - but even so, the whole concept was already pretty anachronistic by the time of the TYW.
I'd never seen them used by anyone at all in any previous FoGR event, a Google search doesn't even seem to cough up any idea or reference to them never mind any pictures, and I happened to have some medieval heavily armoured sword/halberd armed figures who hadn't yet had a proper run out in a more approriate army. So... putting that all together I therefore decided to take a bit of a liberty to put some anachronistic Perry figures on table to represent a historically anachronistic unit that no-one has any images of, or idea what it looked like.
It was a bit cheesy I admit, bit given that one of my opponents was also using GW Empire figures as TYW Swedes, and another had 2 Swiss Kiels with no pikes, all things considered I didn't even feel all that dirty about it in the end.