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.
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.