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, 21 February 2015
Landsknects, thousands of them, figuratively speaking.
I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I met a fellow wargamer, collector at the York show in early February. The wargamer, Jason Page had been able to buy the Wargames Holiday Centre Renaissance armies from Mike Ingham. After rebasing and touching up the troops, Jason had some left, and made the effort to get in touch with me, and bring them to York. He very kindly refused to take payment for the figures. Anyway, I promised I would put some photos on my blog when I re based them.There were enough for two and a bit regiments. Some wargamers will probably not like them which is fair enough, as there were Hinchliffe and Lamming figures dating back to the late 1970's. Personally I love them. Sadly they dont fight as well as they should and took a hell of a beating in the refight of the Battle of Pavia earlier today.Still its great to have a piece of wargaming history and a touching gift from a fellow wargamer.
I love the two Hinchliffe figures at the back of this unit, typical Peter Gilder style, even if not painted by him.