I am still making progress on my army,and have just completed a further pike block,this time Cesare's Romagnol infantry,which stayed loyal to him after the death of Pop Alxander and Cesare's illness,which incapacitated him at a crucial time.
The Romagnol infantry were apparently well drilled and supplied with the heavier Swiss pike.
Unfortunately they didn't see that much action after Cesare was betrayed by Julius II.
I know from research that they were decked in a red and white livery [which are my favourite colours]
My intention is to have two blocks of Romagnol Pike,with the usual sub units of crossbows and arquebus. I will publish some photographs later this week.
I have started my first heavy cavalry unit using the Old Glory range. I unfortunately have struggled with a reasonable colour scheme for the gendarmes. My first attempt somehow looks pretty garish,and not the effect I want to achieve. Anyway,the reason for the post title ,a slight diversion is that I purchased a unit of new landsnecht figures,something Cesare never led.
I saw these on one of my nightly trawls of the internet and had to purchase the figures that have just been released,by another new figure company,called Pro Gloria Miniatures.The company are based in Germany,and whilst not cheap,are absolutely top notch.
The figures are of the early landsnecht,and are comparable with the Perry range at Foundry,only better!
Like a child I had to have some,and now that I have physically seen them,I will have to have some more. I think I will paint them as the Blacke Bande,a part of a French army of the Italian wars.
Anyway,I will post some photographs later this week. But for now have a really great Christmas and a happy new year.