Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.

Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

My New Project gathers Momentum.

  I was able to buy some Pro Gloria rejected barded horses from the company prior to its sale to Warlord Games. The reason given for rejection was they were too small. Well I found they were perfect for my Hinchliffe Gendarme figure, so here are six of them resplendent on the Pro Gloria rejcets. I know that I have more gendarmes than existed in the entire period but next to the Polish winged hussar they must have been the most eye catching site in real life.

 Due to another bout of ill health which is now becoming really depressing I have had my painting plans well set back. I was able however to re base the siphis contingent of John's wonderful Ottoman army. Of course I have now decided to expand their size and add a couple of extra units.
 Bearing in mind that John painted these in circa 1986 it shows several things, one is the standard of Peter Gilder's work, and the second is the standard of John's painting. It was something that inspired me to keep painting in an effort to catch up to him.


                                         One of the many bombard/artillery units in the army.
 This gun was a very generous gift from Doug Crowther and consisted of two of the crew and the gun which had been in Gilders collection.


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    1. Thanks for your kind words,I am looking forward to having this army back on the wargames table.

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  2. Everything is suitably gorgeous. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, its time I sorted myself out I think.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the gun and bombard!

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    1. Evening Phil,
      When John originally painted this army he decked it out with quite a few interesting artillery pieces.

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  4. Great paint jobs, mate! Those Turks are looking the part. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling too good. You got to get back on track for York show!!! Hope to see you and John there!

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    1. Evening Dennis,
      Really looking forward to the York show.
      I seem to have a long list of people that I have arranged to meet there, I hope I get time to buy some stuff.

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  5. Thanks Robbie for your interest in my Turk/Saracen wargame site. Great to see your sipahi taking to the field, have updated your entry on my site. Good health to you!

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    1. Cheers Darrell,
      I hope to get the Turks based up quickly to see how they have stood the test of time.

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Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.

Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.