|Papal Gendarmes of Cesare Borgia.|
|Which will it be: The spaghetti or rotini lance?|
|French Gendarmes of Louis XII of France.|
|Sleeved flags. Borgia/Papal at top and Louis XII, bottom.|
As many gendarmes were of noble birth I thought it would be fun to pimp the bases with a pack of hunting hounds to add a bit more pomp and reinforce the sense movement to the unit. I sourced the wolfhounds from Gripping Beast (I did a bit of reading on the subject of sporting dogs and indeed, there were French wolfhounds bred during the period).
|'Italian's back on the menu, lads. Go get 'em.'|
|'Okay, who forgot to pack Leo's fancy-schmancy repeating crossbows?'|
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend everyone!
Dude! Another genuine treat for the senses with this submission my friend. Whatever frustrations you may have felt in the midst of grinding your way through this unit (and we've all been there) I hope you feel genuinely charged to have them complete, as they really look the business! These are real beauties, and as I have observed previously, your continued excellence on the ground work, and accents like the hounds (awesome!) is really something else. I also salute your efforts on the lance conversions - the bendy metal is just lame when it comes to these situations. Your solution makes my head hurt, but looks bloody marvelous. And I love the "loyalty swap out" on the banners. Well done!
Eureka sculpts you say? So, let's see...these are 28mm medieval figures, so I'm assuming you found them listed in the 15mm WW2 section of their web site? Sorry, just had to get a dig in there...I do SO love Eureka products (they are top-notch - if you are reading this, go purchase some immediately), but their Byzantine web site makes me insane...
As tyrannical minion for Friday, I do indeed count these as nine mounted 28mm figures, but I shall count the hounds as a 10th rider, and toss in extra points for the lance conversion work/torture and a couple of "holy sh!t, this looks really f*cking great" points to for a total of 105 points on this submission.
Having said all of this, I'm counting on Peter to come along with a technical correction about some part of the armour, just to wind you up. Come on Peter, don't let me down...