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Author Topic: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm  (Read 3092 times)

Offline Ockius

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2021, 05:13:54 PM »
Keep them coming! Enjoying the historical info too.

My armies:
- Henry VIII's army (WIP) 15mm
- Ancient Germans (28mm)
- Ancient Belgae (Gauls with German allies) (28mm)
- Massilian Greeks (Greeks and Gallic mercenaries/subjects) (28mm)
- A few EI Romans (28mm)
- Handful of WW2 British (15mm)
- A load of old 1993-1999ish Warhammer Orcs and Goblins

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2021, 06:12:01 PM »
Will do Ockius and I'm pleased you are enjoying it.

Offline Bloggard

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2021, 12:59:55 PM »
great stuff. looking forward to an en masse pic.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2021, 03:22:50 PM »
Thanks Bloggard, it should be next week.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2021, 10:58:54 AM »
Iíve started on the command bases for my Gonzalo game.  Two done so far one French and one Spanish.  It is slow going as Iím having to make the banners and thatís new to me in this period.

Anyhow first, a Spanish commander, there are elements of Gonzaloís personal heraldry in this flag but it is conjectural. Still, it is very recognisable so Iím happy enough.


Second,  Berault Stuart Seigneur d'Aubigny for the French.  The flag is correct as far as I know.


Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2021, 01:15:38 PM »
Fine looking command bases 👍. Love the flags.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2021, 01:25:55 PM »
Thank you, much appreciated.

Offline MGH

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2021, 05:59:19 AM »
Loved your Crusades stuff, you're doing a great job with this period too.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2021, 01:17:38 PM »
Much appreciated MGH.  I'll be getting back to the Crusades in the Spring.

Offline Frostie

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2022, 11:01:20 AM »
Very nice!
I have a lead pile and a painted pile of Italian Wars figures, it's a project I want to follow through on this year.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2022, 04:03:37 PM »
Thanks Frostie.  I've just started on my next pair of commanders.  What scale are you using for your project?

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2022, 04:11:10 PM »
I read in Helionís recent volumes on the Italian Wars that French soldiers favoured banners depicting St. Martin of Tours.  He was a soldier saint from the Late Roman period famous for an act of charity. Depictions of him mostly show the scene.

I thought Iíd like to depict this on a couple of units.  No one makes St. Martin flags so I looked for suitable church frescoes.  Iíve found two so far and I think they have come up well enough.  Iím hoping to find more.

Here are the units, figures from Khurasan, with their St. Martin banners.


Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2022, 02:13:30 PM »
Iíve made a bit more progress on command figures for my Great Italian Wars French and Spanish.  The figures are from Venexia and Blue Moon.  I f you would like a look here is the link.

https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com



Offline Ockius

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2022, 02:53:41 PM »
Nice poses here. Question about Blue Moon - what do you think of them? They look a bit stouter and thick-legged compared to other makes, which put me off them, but they do have some models in their range that I could be tempted by.

Iíve got most 15mm Italian Wars makes already and have really enjoyed collecting a big variety, but still missing Blue Moon.

Offline OB

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Re: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2022, 12:12:46 AM »
I like them Ockius.  They are as you say stout, thick legs too.  Once they are based I tend not to notice it. 

They do have some nice figures in their Italian Wars range.  I have a bunch of their Swiss pike men and found them very easy to paint. I'll post a comparison pic with Venexia and Legio Heroica once they're done.  I think they fit reasonably well with both, but not so with Khurasan. So far I don't have any of the cavalry.

It's all in the eye of the beholder as ever with the toys.

 

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