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.
When the Perry twins brought out their new Swiss renaissance command, which included a large bear, I jumped at the chance of buying one,[well actually I bought two] It was such a dramatic thing that wargamers need overcame wargamers common sense. I must admit that I have a lot of Swiss pike, so I didnt really need another bloc. But hey ho.
Anyway, I started painting up the group, then realised that I was short of Perry figures to make up a large pike bloc! Luckily Christmas is nearly upon us, and my daughter has kindly stepped in to buy her old dad some extra Swiss. The photographs show how far I have got with the bloc. I must admit I have enjoyed painting these figures, and look forward to completing them after Christmas.
I was scratching through Dave Thomas's spares boxes a while back, and found a couple of Hinchliffe figures that I thought would make an extra Turkish command group. This is the finished piece, not brilliant, but I like it.
Additionally I picked up some painted Hinchliffe mounted crossbowmen, at a very reasonable price from E Bay, so having had to paint only two extra figures, and then re base them, the troops are now ready to take the field in the new campaign season.