04/08/2014 at 11:36 #3149James (olicana) RoachParticipant
I thought I’d kick off my renaissance postings with a few shots of a Cerignola 1503 game. The Italian Wars are my first renaissance love. I like the way that pike and shot have not, for the most part, properly combined into regiments. I like the varied weaponry and armour. I like the colour. I like the huge units of pike in seemingly ridiculous depth. The times, with characters like the Borgias and Machiavelli, make for some of the most exciting history I’ve come across – it’s like a huge murderous soap opera – fantastic. Anyway, it also looks pretty good on the table.
My whoring and daubing:
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/04/08/2014 at 11:54 #3153CameronianParticipant
Lovely stuff, looks even better with the number of figures deployed.
'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."04/08/2014 at 16:56 #321004/08/2014 at 17:47 #3218James (olicana) RoachParticipant
Believe it or not, a schoolboy error. When I was 14 – 15, I decided I’d like to do renaissance because I liked the look of landsknechts. I knew nothing about landsknechts other than they were renaissance Germans. I bought two armies (small of course) from Mike’s Models. Can you see where this is going? I bought Germans and Swedes. Can you see it now? Ever since accidentally buying Germans from a hundred years after the landsknechts I had the urge to right an embarrassing wrong. It only took 20 years and twice that many books before I was sure I knew where I was going – but the wrong is righted and i’m a very happy man. I was never happy with the 30YW, but I was never going to be using Newbury rules.
I sold those MM armies of little dwarves years ago at a show, Northern Mil’ I think. I wonder what they’re doing now. Quite fancy another crack at that period one day, with removable flags (see link below) so I can use them for the ECW aswell. I’ll do them in 28mm next time.
Still love landsknechts, I don’t even mind painting them.
My whoring and daubing:
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/04/08/2014 at 21:09 #325904/08/2014 at 21:10 #326005/08/2014 at 22:03 #3463Mick SayceParticipant
P.S. the flag tip is GENIUS!
I don’t game in 25mm but I’ve passed that tip onto a few people myself.
Blog at : http://thewordsofsubedai.blogspot.co.uk/12/08/2014 at 03:05 #4097john hollyParticipant
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