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, 30 March 2018

Borgia! Borgia!

A brief post to showcase the growing force for the Papal States in our Italian Wars project ~

There are still several bases of figures awaiting their moment in the limelight on my painting desk, but I’m pressing on while I can! I’ve one final crossbowman to complete and that base will be finished leaving me with six bases of figures to complete: two bases of Gendarmes; a base of halberdiers; a base of Italian handgunners; a Landsknecht Pike block and a Command base. 
In addition I recently received a package from Tim Hall containing figures I can add to the project as a gift. Wonderful folk in our hobby mostly I’ve found! (To that I should add the set of VBCW Source Books Colin Ashton sent me last week.) I’ve put some figures in Detol for a couple of days to strip the paint off as they are a little too dark for my army, but they will give me another base of Gendarmes and more Landsknechts for my pike block. The latter are Dixon Miniatures and seem to fit well size wise with my Warlord/ProGloria and Tiger Miniatures. We shall have to see how they turn out! 

16 comments:

  1. Coming along very nicely 🙂

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    1. Thanks Matt. Like most of my stuff they look better en masse than up close.

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  2. That’s a fine looking force you have there...and in such a short time.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Now, now, don’t get carried away!

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  4. A really wonderful looking force there David!

    Christopher

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    1. They will do Christopher, no more.

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  5. Most think that the Borgias are poison but I like them.

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  6. Lovely. I do like your ability to source figures.

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    1. I’m always on the look out in more recent projects for things to add depth and colour.

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  7. Beautiful and colorful, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil, that’s very kind.

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