Tuesday, 12 February 2019

From KenR : 28mm Italian Wars Sword and Shield (152 Points)


The first of two instalments this week on Project Italian Wars, a unit of Italian Light Infantry armed with sword and shield along with a Papal Command Base.


The unit is all metal 28mm Perry Miniatures and consists of 24 miniatures based on the usual 60 x 50 bases with 6 figures per base and the slight stagger in the front and rear ranks I talked about in last weeks entry.


The figures are painted in the Papal Red and White colours that I have used in the past on other units in the project and is the colours used on the Perry Miniatures website. Flags are Petes Flags again, representative of Julius II. I thought about getting some decals done for the shields but it was too much trouble so I did a quick Papal Cross Keys design onnghem by hand.


The command base, on an 80mm round base depicts a Cardinal on a mule speaking with a Priest on foot who appears to be reading from the Good Book. Both those figures are from the metal Perrys Range, the Standard Bearer being a plastic figure from the Light Cavalry box set.

The conversation depicted is,
CARDINAL - "Read the men a passage to inspire them before the fight"
PRIEST - "And the Lord said, Love they fellow man and bring forth flowers and nice presents to forgive them for their transgressions, hold out the candle of pea.........."
CARDINAL - "Yes, Yes thank you, can you skip to the bit where he goes on about the enemy and giving them a good old fashinoed smite"


So points wise we have 25 foot figures (including the command base) for 125, plus 10 each for the two mounted and 3 flags for 148 points claimed for the Renaissance Side Duel and the Grand Total.


Aside from the Cavalry which is covered in a separate post, I have started a second pike block, this time with TAG figures and hope to have that done for next week. I have 10 days before I head back to work so I will try and make the most of them.



Another wonderful unit for a fantastic project. I really like the colour scheme. All that Papal red gives them a 'this means business' look about them! I really like the cross keys heraldry as well. You make it sound like you took the easy option but adding that detail by hand to every figure (along with all the other little heraldic devices on their cloaths and headgear) must have taken ages. 

Your spot on with the points, but I'm adding a couple of bonus points for the heraldic detailing, and a couple more for the quality of the finished unit (and command stand). 152 points. 
Lee

34 comments:

  1. Very nice work Ken. It's great to see this project growing every week :)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin, always nice to see the lead mountain go down and the painted figure count go up !

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  2. You are a machine as usual Ken, and it gets better all the time. As Tamsin said, very cool to see a project going along in bounds every week.

    Love the work on the shields in particular. Well done.

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    1. Cheers Greg, I have managed to stay pretty focused this challenge.

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  3. These are all so very inspiring. I've loved all of your Italian Wars posts. They have put my efforts - https://hippolytastinyfootsteps.blogspot.com/search/label/Lion%20Rampant - into the shade.

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    1. Thanks very much Carole, been following your project via your Facebook posts too, great work on yours πŸ‘

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  4. Stunning work Ken! Love the Papal Delegation command stand.

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    1. Thanks Curt, everyone needs a bit of divine guidance once in a while πŸ‡»πŸ‡¦

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  5. Great looking papal troops and command,lovely freehand work on the shields and of course nice flags!
    Best Iain

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  6. Your Italian wars project is a joy to follow Ken!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, it's been fun putting it together.

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  7. Amazing. You are a painting powerhouse. Cheers

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  8. Lovely stuff, Ken. Burn them with the Candle of Peace, I say.

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  9. Great stuff, the papal command stand is my favourite part

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  10. Ken, these are just plain awesome!

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  11. Terrific painting Ken. I'm loving your project.

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