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.
Monday, 26 May 2014
The mountain begins to shrink.
I think most wargamers have a metal or plastic mountain, and some, myself included have both. We have these mountains for various reasons. An impulsive buy, followed by inaction. A new period, followed by inaction. The chance to buy figures cheaply followed by, ''why did I do that? I have done all these and more. However when I set out to rebuild my renaissance armies in 28mm I was determined to paint everything I bought. Well I would like to say that I kept to this ideal, but I would be lying, however in between buying the odd extra unit, I am now starting to see my way clear. At the last count I 'only' have six regiments of cavalry, the odd very large pike block [ actually 3] four regiments of arquebusiers a few personalities and a carracico [?]
I am hoping to complete this lot before Pro Gloria roll out their gendarmes and their plastic landsnects, but knowing my weakness for these figures, I can see a small hill growing again.Anyway, I have managed to paint some Foundry figures, including a part painted unit of arquebusiers that I bought at Triples. The price was to good to miss. In fact I probably saved money on the purchase.
I know a lot of wargamers didnt like the transition over to the designer of these figures, and felt they were clumsy in design. I like them, and they were on offer from Foundry when they were discontinuing the range. The standards a mish mash of flags by Pete of Pete's Flags. So thinking about it, I probably saved a fortune buying these from Foundry, well thats what I keep telling myself.
I do like these Perry Italian infantry, they look, well Italian,albeit a bit archaic.
Purchased part painted at Sheffield Triples, but not I hasten to add from the table of James Roach.
[ Just in case any Sheffield members are reading this post]