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, 6 July 2015
Turks and Spanish.
I think its fair to say that I like just about every range of wargames figures that have been produced over the last God knows how many years. Some ranges I like more than others. I never particularly like the old Dixon renaissance range which I thought was out of proportion, but even these had a certain charm. But I digress. An old wargaming acquaintance of mine dropped in to see me a few weeks ago, and he brought with him an eclectic selection of Renaissance Turks, most painted. Amongst the figures Rahul brought me was a group of painted Turkish cavalry that appear to be Garrison and Minifig, but Im not that certain. What I did think was that they were full of vigour and would look great, repainted and re based. Anyway I have now finished them.I wasnt disappointed and although they must be well over 40 years old they look okay to me.
So 12 more light cavalry to add to the Turkish horde that I am now building. Scale wise they are not heroic 25mm, but the old 25mm size, whatever that means.
Another great range from the early 1980's was the Connoisseur Renaissance range by the late great Peter Gilder. I managed to get a load at Salute this year for my second Spanish Colunella. I have now completed the second unit of pike, and although there is only a limited option on the figure range, they still look pretty businesslike. I added the odd Perry head, and a couple of figures from my spares box. The flags are by Adolfo Ramos and Pete of Pete's Flags. Next are the sword and buckler men for both pike units.