Having four blocks of pikemen recruited from an outside supplier, the Italian Wars project shifts into a new phase with the mustering of four stands of arquebusier. These sixteen hand gunners muster out in a multitude of colors and combinations. No two are exactly the same.
With non-uniform uniforms, Landsknechts will take a long time to paint as I wrestle with the indecision on how to tackle them with the brush. I have received many helpful suggestions on painting Landsknechts, Swiss, and Italians as well as a number of blogs displaying expertly painted figures.
Figures are from Wargames Foundry and are the first of many figures to paint for this small project. Ready for fielding now are four pike blocks each with one skirmisher stand of two-handed swordsmen and one of arquebusier. Needed to complete this first tranche of four columns are a few stands of cavalry. Enough horsemen are in The Lead Pile to field at least two heavy cavalry stands of five figures each.This is a start but already I believe enough formations can be called up to take on my buddy Jake in a small Impetvs encounter. Jake, sounds like a challenge, does it not?