Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.

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.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

A few commanders.

Last month, Jim Sweeny an old war gaming acquaintance dropped in on his travels. He very kindly brought some spare? lead which he let me have.
 So as promised Jim, I have painted one of the figures you left. The figure with the hawk was clearly an old Citidal/ Grenadier Miniatures type of figure and was a joy to paint. So just what I need, another command figure.I only hope he can role as required.

                                                     My latest French Commander.

 Re based Turkish Spahis and Azabs. Painted by John Reidy in the 1980's and still looking good.

Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.

Honour Guard of Cesare Borgia.