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, 12 April 2015
Turks, thousands of them [ well actually a couple of dozen]
Well I've finally finished re basing the Ottoman Turks that I was able to buy back that had been originally the collection of my long suffering wargaming partner, John Reidy. I still think that these figures by Hinchliffe and Mini Figs are pretty damn good, and I look forward to fighting with them. First battle will be against Colin's Polish army, so a walkover in sight I think.
I just need to add to the units now and pad out the army with more Jannisaries and some extra cavalry. Still its a decent start for this Renaissance army. I played a Renaissance game the other night against John using the Impetus rules, and had forgotten just how good they are. I ended up with a bad head from thinking too much, but it was a very tense game, closely fought against the Imperialists. The upshot is I now want some Spanish adding to my collection. The Colunellas which were a precursar to the Tercios are a hard nut to crack, but they look very effective.More expense I fear.
The Jannisaries in the green are my attempt to add to the army, they are meant to represent a unit of Scout Jannisaries. It appears that certain of the regiments had specific roles and could have been dressed accordingly.
Italian Arquebusiers, I appear to have acquired from somewhere a large number of TAG figures, so it would be a shame not to paint them.