Saturday, February 27, 2016

Perry Stradiots for GIW

The Great Italian Wars project witnesses another light cavalry addition following closely on last month's mounted archers.  Up and off the painting desk today are two Impetvs-sized stands of Stradiot light cavalry.
The figures are manufactured by Perry Miniatures.  As expected from Perry, the sculpting and casting is first-rate.  While some of Perry's Renaissance line requires a combination of metal riders mounted upon plastic horses, these fine fellows are mounted on metal beasts.
Under Impetvs lists, Stradiots can be found in French, Italian, or Venetian service.
Lacking command for a bag of Old Glory Italian pikemen, Perry Italian command were added into the shopping basket.  When the order arrived, I was surprised at the size of these Perry footmen.  Long and lanky, they dwarfed what I thought were good sized Old Glory figures.  I may not use them with the Old Glory pikemen but they are gorgeous figures.  With a favorable USD/BP exchange rate, perhaps fielding a Perry pike block is not an unreasonable notion?

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful figures, Jon! I would go for it with the Perry figures. I can't imagine the exchange rate ever getting any better.

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  2. Spectacular colors, a great job!!

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  3. These Perry Stradiots are very nicely sculpted, and they came out great.
    Odd the Perry Command should be that much bigger than the Old Glory!

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    1. Very nice sculpts, for sure! Perhaps I should look again at the size disparity? A photo might help clarify it in my own mind anyway.

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  4. Lovely painted Stradiots - marvelous!

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  5. Nice work as always, Jonathan. Love their interesting shield shapes. Nice to know the USD is getting stronger.

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    1. Appreciate your kind comments, Dean. The shields are notched, I suspect, for a lance.
      As a consumer of foreign goods, it is always welcome having a strong USD. We should go out and shop!

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  6. Lovely work on the Perry Stradiots, Jonathan!

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  7. Excellent work. Bright and eye catching as they should be. Very nice.

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  8. You have done a great job on those Jonathan. I am looking forward to the Perry pike block - I bet you will end up having a go at one!

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    1. Much appreciated, Oli! The decision to field another pike block is still up in the air. I can field four x 40 man blocks now with enough unpainted figures to muster another two. How many does one need? No, need to answer that since we both know that more is better!

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  9. Great looking stradiots, you have as always done a lovely job,yes Perrys are larger than old glory, it is even more pronounced in their cavalry I had hoped to combine Perry and old glory stradiots but realised it was impossible in the same unit, the horse size is more extreme than the figures I think. I would say it's more a case of the pound tanking than the dollar getting stronger at least until we vote on the eu at the end of June, time to stock up on UK figures! I look forward to Perry pike blocks and whole armies at the rate you paint!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain!

      As for exchange rates, it seems we are all locked into a currency war. First one to zero wins!

      While the Perry pikemen are very tempting, I have a small box full of Foundry Landsknechts waiting the brush. That is in addition to the Old Glory and TAG pikemen on stand by too.

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  10. Fantastic paintwork, very characterful

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  11. That is some nice work. I am going to have to get some of those as well. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks! You will like the models, no doubt. Quite interesting wardrobe too.

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