The latest base of figures to join my army of the Papal States under Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia are a unit of TAG Italian crossbowmen. One thing is immediately clear from the pictures, and that is that my painting is not really up to such close up photography any more, if indeed it ever was. I will plead the vagaries of age and infirmity and trust to my chums to play up to the game ~
As the earlier unit you will have seen was in yellow and white I wanted something a little more colourful and chose Foundry Bright Red and Union Trouser Blue for the colour scheme. I think perhaps that I should have done more than simply reverse the colours on the pavise now I see them like this, but they will have to do now, although I see VVV have sheets of heraldic devises which I might add later. I shall have to sleep on it as they say. In the meantime, I’m more than half way through a base of Halberdiers for the army, so, onward and upward!