After watching Jake's Renaissance project grow (see Jake's progress) and participating in the first Great Italian Wars Impetvs game (see BatRep), I figured I ought to build a force as well. Can't help myself...
Having ordered many handfuls of Wargames Foundry figures and rounded up a few painting guides, I was prepared to begin working on a few figures at a time dispersed among my other projects.
Near the end of January, the opportunity arose to give this fledgling project a HUGE shot in the arm. That opportunity? To buy a friend's collection. The collection consisted of Old Glory figures and the Old Glory sculpts are really nice. The painting? Exquisite!
Enough pikemen were included to field three pike blocks of 39 figures each along with swordsmen, and two guns. These figures provide force large enough for a core army to which I plan on adding handgunners and horse.
Although the figures arrived based, I removed the figures from their bases and replanted the figures on Impetvs-sized bases. I cannot imagine how long it might have taken me to field this many intricately painted pikemen.
Enjoy the artistry from Phil's brush in a sampling of the collection photos below as they ready themselves for battle.
Now, I have a few pike columns to contribute to the next battle.
Phil, thank you so very much for the wonderful figures!