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Offline Atheling

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Re: Italian Wars- Barded Horses for TAG Spanish Spanish Gent d'Armes?
« Reply #240 on: February 23, 2022, 10:00:48 AM »
Absolutely love the minis, great painwork!

Thanks mate.

More beautiful additions to the collection mate 👌

Cheers Gareth, two 64 figure pike blocks to come!  o_o :o
« Last Edit: March 05, 2022, 06:20:54 AM by Atheling »

Offline Dolnikan

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Those are really gorgeous and fit the rest of the collection very well.

Which leads me to ask, when will be get another overview shot? For, well, reasons.

Offline Atheling

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Those are really gorgeous and fit the rest of the collection very well.

Thanks Dolnikan :)

Which leads me to ask, when will be get another overview shot? For, well, reasons.

Basically the armies as they stand are quite stretched out. I've got some Swiss painted, some French and some Spanish. I need to focus on one particular army, which will of course be the Spanish with Neapolitan allies. I think I've mentioned that I've got two 64 miniature pike blocks to paint up as well as another "unit" of arquebusiers to complete the first part of the army. It will be expanded from there with the

As for the Spanish, which I'm focusing on at present, I only have one gun, one "unit" Arquebusiers and Sword and Buckler being incorporated into the pike blocks rather than as separate units.

Offline Lord Raglan

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Cheers Gareth, two 64 figure pike blocks to come!  o_o :o

Just a couple of 48 figure pike blocks left for me and I have two functioning armies, which reminds, I need to post some updates.

Offline Atheling

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Just a couple of 48 figure pike blocks left for me and I have two functioning armies, which reminds, I need to post some updates.

I went with 64..... I'm beginning to doubt my sanity  lol

It will be great to see your units G  :)

Offline Lord Raglan

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I have two 96 fig ones and they were a right slog

Offline Atheling

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I have two 96 fig ones and they were a right slog

Until I actually had the numbers concretely in my mind I was very keen to get cracking!  o_o lol

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Hello,

Just superb !!

Nikkobourges

Offline Atheling

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Hello,

Just superb !!

Nikkobourges

Hi Nikko, thank you for the goodly words :)

Offline Hu Rhu

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Those rodeleros are just fantastic.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Atheling

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Those rodeleros are just fantastic.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thanks mate :)

Offline Atheling

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Re: Italian Wars- Bards to fit The Assault Group's Spanish Gent d'Armes?
« Reply #251 on: March 05, 2022, 06:31:41 AM »
Hi,

I wonder if anyone  could make any suggestions for Barded mounts for The Assault Group's Barded Horses for Spanish Spanish Gent d'Armes for the period on and between the Battle of Cerignola (1503) and Ravenna (1512), leaning towards the latter date?

I have tried the Foundry Renaissance bards but the TAG minia's aren't going to fit without some very serious hacking and putty work. Also the Lancashire Games/Venexia horses with bards, which did fit but are much too early for Ravenna- not to mention the fact that the castings were so pitted as to make them useless (I did write to complain but never got a reply from Lancashire Games).

So, I'm a bit stuck. Oli who does the excellent Camisado blog (link at bottom of page) did suggest to me that he noticed on Petes Flags. The GReat Italian Wars blog had some Eureka Gandarme horses that fit, but I'm not a big fan of the horses.

If anyone has any suggestions I would be very much appreciate your imput(?).

Here's a couple of images of the TAG Spanish Spanish Gent d'Armes:



And the Lancashire Games/Venexia Bards:


Oli's fab Camisado Blog:
http://camisado1500s.blogspot.com/

Offline Thew2

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Re: Italian Wars- Bards to fit The Assault Group's Spanish Gent d'Armes?
« Reply #252 on: March 05, 2022, 03:41:11 PM »
Steel Fist do a range of Renaissance Knights you could try, although not sure they sell the horses individually. Other suggestions would be Mirliton, or possibly Wargames Design Workshop might have something? They sell a few different older ranges like QT and old Dixon. They sell horses individually  (https://wargamesdesignworkshop.co.uk/product-category/animals-fantasy-pulp-and-sci-fi/animals/horse/) although I don't know how big the TAG guys are, so might not fit.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Italian Wars- Bards to fit The Assault Group's Spanish Gent d'Armes?
« Reply #253 on: March 05, 2022, 04:41:28 PM »
Thanks for the reply Thew :)

Steel Fist do a range of Renaissance Knights you could try

They're not very Spanish looking for the period I specified. I know Steel Fist well and own all their Italian Wars miniatures! 

although not sure they sell the horses individually.

They don't :(

Other suggestions would be Mirliton, or possibly Wargames Design Workshop might have something? They sell a few different older ranges like QT and old Dixon. They sell horses individually  (https://wargamesdesignworkshop.co.uk/product-category/animals-fantasy-pulp-and-sci-fi/animals/horse/) although I don't know how big the TAG guys are, so might not fit.

I'm not much of a fan of Mitrliton either unfortunately. The problem is, the TAG sculpts are all quite "modern" whilst them likes of Eureka and Mirliton seem a little old fashioned looking to me.


Offline Thew2

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Re: Italian Wars- Bards to fit The Assault Group's Spanish Gent d'Armes?
« Reply #254 on: March 05, 2022, 05:02:41 PM »
A bit of a tricky one... How about trying Redoubt Enterprises? I don't know about their Renaissance stuff, but I have got some of their ACW figures, and they're probably what you'd call a more modern style. They also sell horses individually.

 

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