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Offline Chriscornwell

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Some dodgy old Stradiots
« on: November 30, 2020, 05:56:23 PM »
One of the more recent additions has been these Stradiots.
I bought samples from both Perry and TAG, eventually plumped for Perry. However, the TAG ones were perfectly good, and being as tight-fisted as the next wargamer I couldn’t bear to see them go to waste, so I added another 3 to bring the total up to a respectable 24. They seem to mix fine.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 06:29:38 PM »
Lovey Chris  :-*

The TAG and Perry stuff match very well (for this time period).  8)

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 12:19:53 AM »
Great work, and thanks for showing the comparison! Was curious how the two ranges blend-in together!

Offline SJWi

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 09:45:24 AM »
Very nice. Don’t know why you term them “dodgy old”!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 09:49:21 AM »
Very nice. Don’t know why you term them “dodgy old”!

Probably a reference to the damage they managed to do on Charles VIII baggage erotic art collection train post Fornovo  ;) A famously funny and embarrassing moment  lol

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 10:13:00 AM »
I take it you're not making that up @ Atheling ?! Now that would make quite the diorama.

think the Stradiots look fantastic.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 10:27:30 AM »
I take it you're not making that up @ Atheling ?! Now that would make quite the diorama.

At Fornovo, as soon as the Stradiots had beaten off the other Light Cavalry they headed straight for the Charles' loot. They gained a bit of a reputation for this kind of behaviour in the time period, though it is certainly unfair to say that they were more prone to looting then anyone else. After all, loot and pillage is what generally filled the purses of many soldiers.

The erotic art collection reference is real  lol . So, Charles VIII either had very good taste, or very bad, depending on which way one sees it  lol (sorry, bad pun).


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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 12:11:29 PM »
I guess if you're king / emperor, and you can't have your own private erotic baggage train, it's a bit of a poor show ...  lol

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 12:17:59 PM »
They look great  :)

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2020, 04:29:23 PM »
Charles VIII (or, Charles the Perv as he became known after 1495) died in a gents toilet when taking a break during a game of tennis. The official story is that he hit his head on a beam, but rumour has it that he slipped on the seat taking the light bulb out. ;)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2020, 04:33:40 PM by olicana »

Offline Atheling

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2020, 05:02:22 PM »
Charles VIII (or, Charles the Perv as he became known after 1495) died in a gents toilet when taking a break during a game of tennis. The official story is that he hit his head on a beam, but rumour has it that he slipped on the seat taking the light bulb out. ;)

Brilliant  lol lol

Those little moments in history are surely to be treasured  lol

Offline Chriscornwell

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2020, 06:17:35 PM »
To continue the theme of cavalry of dubious worth, In order to match the Stradiots I bought some of Casting Room Miniatures Jinetes as a way of bulking out the order...it will be a while before I turn my attention to the Spanish, but at least I’ve made a start.
Nice figures and fun to paint, added a couple of Perry’s to make up the numbers.

Offline Chriscornwell

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2020, 06:19:29 PM »
Files are a bit big for one post....

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2020, 01:39:29 PM »
 Nice looking stradiots and jinetes!

Offline MGH

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Re: Some dodgy old Stradiots
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2020, 04:36:34 PM »
Great stuff, never knew about Charlie's taste in art, funny!
Excellent paint jobs. Although from what I have read - at least in the Italian Wars, the Jinetes were actually considered to be pretty good troops as opposed to dubious.

 

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