Tuesday, 8 January 2019

KenR : 28mm Italian Wars Gendarme Part 1 (62 Points)


Hopefully these lads will sneak under the wire for this Tuesday, a set of 5 12 hour shifts has dented the paint time this week but I am determined to get at least one small unit done a week.


Individual units of Gendarme were generally small, 100 maybe 120 strong so I am representing them with 6 fig units, which is ideal for a cheeky little submission on a busy week.

The figures are 28mm Foundry, the horses done in oils, the riders in acrylic. The flags are from eBay, a guy called Pete's Flags who does a great selection of period flags. 6 figures at 10 pts a piece is 60 pts plus any bonuses for the flags.


The flags are representive of the Italian Condottiero Micheletto Attendolo who was related to the famous Sfoza family of Milan. He is a little before my period as he died in 1451 but he did serve Pope Martin in the early 15th Century so he will do nicely for my Papal Army. The Italian Wars is such a colourful period and as my army builds up I am really happy with how it's looking especially when I add these 6 to the other 12 which I finished before the challenge began.


The Papal Pike Block continues to grow in the background but is probably a fortnight away yet, Next week there will be a minimum of 6 mounted Crossbow. Gotta keep that scoreboard ticking over!



Lovely entry Ken. They look very impressive and very complicated to paint. The detailing is beautiful. 

Six 28mm cavalry will earn you 60 points plus a couple more for the flags so 62 in total. Nicely done sir. 

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  1. Those are bloody good stuff Ken!

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  2. Fantastic work Ken, such a riot of colour.

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    1. Thanks Ben,the colour is definatly a key part of the Italian Wars

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  3. Gorgeous looking gendarmes! Pete's flags are great, funny I'm working on a papal pike block, might be a while though!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, hoping to have mine done in a couple of weeks

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous unit, Ken! I love these foundry castings as they're so wonderfully beefy. Love the barber-pole lances.

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    1. Cheers Curt, agreed the Foundry Castings are awesome, haven't aged a bit.

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  5. fantastic work on these, must try oils for horses

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    1. Thanks Martin, it's worth a go, I have been using oils for 30 years plus so I m8ght be biased !

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  6. Lovely lovely work Ken. More please?

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    1. No worries Peter, I have 5 of these mini units primed and horses oiled so there will definitely be more.

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  7. Awesome. Always great to see some nicely painted knights. cheers

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  8. Superb entry Ken - really lovely

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  9. It always amazes me how colourful this particular army/ period is, uou have done them proud Ken!

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    1. Cheers Sander, it's one of those periods where there is no limit !

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  10. Impressive! Especially like your take on the armour.

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  11. Great looking unit. Phenomenally fast especially considering your work load! Looking forward to your pike block. Good slogging to you!

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