David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Progress on my Italian Wars project

I have made steady progress with my part of the joint project and now have eight bases of figures completed towards my Papal States army. They will ultimately be mainly TAG figures, supported by Warlord/ProGloria, Foundry, Front Rank and Casting Room. I'm working on my first pike block now and hope to comlpete that next week ~

Italian Elmetti by TAG. Each base is 100mm across and will represent a
unit in the games we plan.

Two units of swordsmen by Warlord/ProGloria

A personalised Cardinal Bicclione ~ my head sculpted by Matt on a Perry
Miniatures cleric.
More spiritual aid and comfort for my forces.

































































The whole force so far! As Phil says, almost an army, not!
















Before anyone asks, we shall use a mash up of Neil Thomas' Ancient & Medieval and Pike & Shot rules with our own additions as the forces develop. I doubt we will have a big enough force to play Pike & Shotte, but you never know...

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful units, the Churchmen are just fantatsic!

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    1. Thanks for the enthusiastic support Phil.

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  2. And the pikemen shall an army make ;~)

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  3. Looking great, and I bet you will soon have enough to use P&S!!!!

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    1. Now, now Colin, we don’t all have a Dobbie.

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  4. I admire your use of different companies.

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    1. It’s a recent trend for me I have to confess.

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  5. Great progress..... argh to have your own sculptor. Pike blocks are never easy and require real determination 😀

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    1. I must admit I was really chuffed when Matthew sculpted my head as a gift.

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  6. And a mighty fine project it is David!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, much appreciated.

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  7. Very nice...
    Proving that you can never have enough flags...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Indeed you cannot, I ordered two more sheets this week!

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  8. Lovely looking papal force , I really like the cardinal pack, your's is obviously in a different class!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks for that Iain. The head swap is just a bit of whimsy really.

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