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Author Topic: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Feb 7/18: 'Renaissance Duet')  (Read 17021 times)

Offline Steel fist

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2017, 10:23:04 PM »
 :o
I particularly like your realistic basing of the formation it really conveys a mass of men well.

Offline Leman

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2017, 07:03:37 AM »
Agreed, the basing style is superb.
If itís too hard, I canít do it

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2017, 05:35:58 PM »
Gaming gems, one after another  :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2017, 09:48:41 PM »
Another great unit.  This project is coming on in leaps and bounds.  Keep it up, please.

Offline Anselm van Helsing

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2017, 01:46:16 PM »
Beautiful & great functionality.

Offline Leman

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #110 on: September 12, 2017, 03:19:45 PM »
That's definitely determined me for a rebase - nowhere near enough chaps in my units.

Offline Siegfried

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2017, 06:24:48 PM »
Fantastic! This topic is pure gold. Love the bases and the painting you've done to miniatures. I especially like those Spanish rodoleros, those are some amazing figures. Premium stuff!

I myself just starting doing Italian Wars, @Curt, and I must say it's been a wonderful project thus far. Also, I've been reading the book you mentioned at the beginning of this topic 'The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe'. Very informative and useful to get a sense of what type of period we're working on. That to me is really valuable to know, as I myself took the project from another angle and created an alternative timeline in which after the War of Cognac, the 7th Italian War, the whole of Europe (except for the Papal States and Tudor England), turn their swords against Charles V and try to take back the lost lands to him. It's fascinating tale to be egaged with and your work has proven to be all the more motivating. Thank you, cheers, Curt!
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Offline Leman

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #112 on: September 12, 2017, 10:17:21 PM »
I would also recommend (if you can find a copy) The Art of War in Italy 1494-1529 by F L Taylor. Although written in 1920 it is an absolute mine of information on the weapons and tactics of the time and concludes with an in-depth study of the Battle of Ravenna 1512. It has been reprinted a number of times over the years - my copy being published by Greenwood press in 1973, but it has certainly been reprinted since then.

Offline Curt

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #113 on: September 12, 2017, 10:56:42 PM »
Thanks for the encouraging words chaps!

@Siegfried: I'm delighted you're enjoying the thread and are having fun with your new project - your alternate 'what-if' timeline sounds very interesting and should provide rich inspiration for gaming.

@Leman: Great book suggestion. I'll pop that recommended title on the first page's biography listing and start looking for a copy for myself. :)

Offline Aaron

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2017, 12:10:15 PM »
I would also recommend (if you can find a copy) The Art of War in Italy 1494-1529 by F L Taylor.

You can get that one for free via archive.org: https://archive.org/details/artofwarinitaly100taylrich . I read it a few years back and it is a good suggestion.

Offline olicana

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2017, 05:14:30 PM »
Books in English have always been few and far between. I have these - list with a few notes:

https://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/my-16th-century-book-list.html

The Taylor book is a good one.

Hope that's of use,

James

Offline Curt

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2017, 06:56:44 PM »
That's a great resource, thanks James!


Offline Siegfried

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2017, 08:27:52 PM »
Thanks @Curt! I'll try to post some pictures and let you know how it all goes.
As for the books, I thank you, @Leman and @Olicana for those great recommendations. That list of material you shared with us, Oli, is simply pure gold. Now I'll have goodness to fill my free time with. The one written by Taylor, 'The Art of War in Italy' is particularly easy to find on the web, just like Aaron mentioned it's on Archive site. It certainly is a life-saver for me, as it has most of the information I was curious about when I first started this project. From the armies' composition to the various tactics in deployment used by the generals at the time, it's truly the goldmine you decribed it to be. Can't wait to get it printed and start reading it! Thank you once again, chaps! I wish to all of you the best.

Offline Leman

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2017, 09:46:23 AM »
Marvellous thing the web. When I ordered my copy of Taylor, in 1978, from a now extinct bookshop in Liverpool, I had to wait for it to arrive from the US.

Offline Leman

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Re: Curt's Great Italian Wars Project (Updated Sept 1/17)
« Reply #119 on: September 14, 2017, 09:55:33 AM »
Well there you go; that's the Mallett and Shaw book ordered. Many thanks Oli.

 

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