Additionally I have added the third rank to the pike, to make them up to a 32 figure unit.I have also added some sword and buckler troops to the bande. Now there is only a small unit of mounted crossbow to complete. I always said the Bande would end up as a sort of legion.
I have also painted up a Giovanni Szorza to lead the bande.
My Pro Gloria pike unit,with a couple of Foundry thrown in for fun.
Foundry swordsmen, with a banner all the way from Spain.
My interpretation of Giovanni Szorza.
Another photograph to show off the diverse nature of the Bande.
I have also been painting up some more heavy cavalry, using a combination of plastic Perry figures, and metal personalities from their Wars of the Roses range.
I wanted to see if a mix, added heft to the plastic bases. I personally think it does, although you have to be careful picking them up. Pick them up by the metal figure to be sure.
Pro Gloria do some interesting civilian types, which I had to have. I particularly like the chap dressed to frighten the bejeasus out of the peasants.
And finally my latest version of Cesare, ready to lead his conglomerate army to glory[ one hopes]
Im not totally convinced by the figures, which are bicorne I believe, but they will do until I find a more suitable chap. Still he looks the part.