The armies that I have for my "Alpian Wars" were purchased pre-painted many years ago (at less than lead cost I might add). And while I'm not thrilled with the color palette that the painter used, I'm not about to re-paint them.
However I am concerned about their current "pikes". The figure height is 30mm to the tops of their hats/helmets and the "pikes" are thin piano wire spears of 60mm. They do not look like pikes to me. They are too short and almost invisible.
So I am thinking of changing them. That, of course will entail painting new pikes, removing the old ones and gluing in the new ones . . . all of which will delay any gaming. I know, that doesn't sound like a lot but the chemotherapy doesn't leave me with much energy.
Now I have two obvious choices for new pikes. Both are 100 mm in length and I have enough of both (I will need 72 of them). I have some steel pikes and I have some wooden ones. The steel ones are a bit thin for my taste and have very sharp points on them. The wooden ones are perhaps a bit too thick but are less dangerous to the hand and will be more visible.
So right now I'm leaning toward the wooden ones . . . but also wondering if I should just accept the short "pikes" and not worry about it.
What do you think?