Continuing on with my tranche of Italians Wars figures are two, three figure stands of mounted crossbowmen mustering out from the painting desk. Having not settled on a proper contingent to field for this project, I continue painting what motivates me. What motivates me at present is relistening to the Great Courses lecture series on the Italian Renaissance. Luckily, mounted crossbowmen are seen throughout the period and are present in almost all of the army lists in Impetvs as CL cavalry.
Figures are Wargames Foundry from the Late Medieval range. While smaller than their Early 16th Century Renaissance gendarmes, they will look fine on the gaming table.
As for the Great Italian Wars project, I am at a loss for the proper term for this conflict. To generalize the entire period of Renaissance Italian warfare, is it to be referred to as the Great Italian Wars, Italian Wars, Great Wars of Italy, or something else?