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, 23 January 2022
Italian Light Cavalry.
The beauty of building or in my case rebuilding a Burgundian army was that Charles the Bold was a great innovator who sought out the latest military advances. Renaissance Italy was at the forefront on new militaristic ideas so it was logical that Charles sought out the Italian mercenaries and experts.
These are mounted crossbowmen hired from Italy. He also used many Savoyard troops and effectively took control of the state before the collapse of Burgundia. Although these are painted to use in Never Mind the Billhook rules I also intend to use them for Pike and Shotte but they will have to be classed as a small unit.
The figures are inevitably Perry Miniatures, I say inevitably because the Perry Twins supply the most accurate figures in a more manageable scale size.