Ooh, that is lovely work. Well done Richard and welcome to this year's Challenge! I really love the basing system for Impetus as it allows (if not demands) the creation of wonderful vignettes like we see here. I've always wanted to get into this period as it's so colourful, both in its uniforms and in its crazy politics (I. Must. Resist...). If there are others who are interested in the Italian Wars please do check out Richard's blog as he has many other amazing images from his collection. I like your use of colour from the uniforms of the troopers to their horses' tack - marvellous stuff. I look forward to seeing more of this period from you over the coming months!
Friday, 19 December 2014
From RichardM - 28mm Italian Wars Mounted Arquebusiers (40 Points)
It has taken me two weeks but have finally gotten my inaugural post up for the Challenge.
This is a base of mounted arquebusiers for my growing Italian Wars army. They are based for the Impetus rule set. They are painted to be fairly generic - there weren't many 'uniforms' around in that period according to my (limited) research.
Having said that, at the moment they will join my growing Venetian Army from the early part of the 16th century.
The figures are beautifully sculpted and cast from The Assault Group and are their "Italian Mounted Arquebusiers Standing Ready".
They were primed / under coated with etch primer and then given a brown diluted oil wash as a base / shadow. Painted with Vallejo and Foundry acrylics after that.