Inspired by the latest Borgias series,and the Warlord Games Pike and Shotte rules,its time for me to start a new wargames period. The army of Cesare Borgia and hopefully some opponents. All in glorious 28mm.
Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Its been a slog!
For some reason, late February, early March has been a real chewy time. Extra hours at work, lots of travel, coming home plain knackered. Couple that to another birthday, and you realise that maybe you haven't got the time you once thought you had.
Now I'm not going to get maudlin, because getting older is part of life, but finding the time to paint some figures has been problematical. Still persistence does pay off. I have managed to complete my two units of Perry sword and buckler men, one for the army of Cesare, and one to join my large Black Bande.
I also coupled a civilian Perry pack into an artillery crew. I did this because I wasn't happy with my Hinchliffe crew. I love the large gun, but didnt like how I painted the crew.
I felt I had to do some more Black Bande simply because I had some spare flags created by Pete of Pete's Flags. They were just too good not to have them flying in a unit.
I also completed two French pike blocks, but I am going to show these on my other blog, purely because I wanted to write something on there, with some colour. I have been re reading some of my old Pike and Shot Society magazines from the 1980's. At that time I was a keen member, always contributing something or other. One of the article I wrote was about the army of Cesare, To be fair, it wasnt bad, and actually had some decent information in it, so much so that I intend to quote from it in a later post. Anyway I hope you like my new troops, they were a joy to paint.