I'm trailing Peter in our 'Renaissance Men' duel so I thought I best get something off my paint table to narrow the gap.
This is a unit of crossbowmen from the Italian city of Bologna ca 1500. We see them here, shooting from behind their pavise shields, while under fire from some opposing missile troops.
|A depiction of a fight between militias factions in Bologna, from the Croniche of Giovanni Sercambi of Lucca.|
These ten 28mm metal figures are from the Perry's 'European Wars' range while the pavises (pavisii?) are from their European Mercenaries box set.
I often hot-glue a stump, boulder etc. at the back of my large bases to give players something to grip on to when moving them on the tabletop.
For points, there are 50 for the ten crossbowmen, 3 for the converted casualty and say 2 for the shields and banner (yes, they were freehand, but they were pretty straightforward and not very good). So 55 points for the lot.