Friday, May 13, 2016

A Quintuplet of Gendarmes

As noted in the prior post, more Great Italian Wars figures are in the painting pipeline.  Off the painting desk today is a five figure stand of heavily armored Gendarmes.  Based for Impetvs, these lads will offer additional mounted might to the project.  Figures are Wargames Foundry.
In this latest painting theme on Italian Wars project, one more stand of handgunners awaits in the wings.  Enough Foundry Gendarmes remain in The Lead Pile to field one more such unit.  The painting queue also holds a 39 figure pike block of TAG Italians waiting their turn at the brush.  Forty figures is a big group to tackle at one go.  I may break this daunting effort down into 3 x 13 figure stands.  Before the pikemen are tackled, painting returns to the 1799 project to field two more cavalry regiments.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very impressive Gendarmes, excellent job!

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    1. As always, Phil, I appreciate your kind comments of support.

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  2. Great looking stuff. I will be in your area from the 7th-14th of next month. Perhaps I should figure out how to transport my Imperial Germans up?

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    1. Thanks! If you can haul them up that would be fun to bring these out onto the gaming table. I would really enjoy seeing these troops in action! If not, no worries. I have plenty of other collections to try.

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  3. A fine looking set of knights Jonathan! Your Italian Wars collection is really fleshing out!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Yes, the project is coming along. Perhaps first chance of taking to the field in June?

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  4. Looking good. Pavia, here we come!

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    1. Thank you, Peter! A hypothetical battle out of the gates first, perhaps. Then, a historical refight is in order.

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  5. Excellent Gendarmes Jonathan!

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  6. The look really good. I am looking forward to seeing how you do the Italian Pike.

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    1. Thank you, Oli! I look forward to tackling an Italian pike block too. With 39 figures, it may take a long time, though.

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  7. Great looking gendarmes, I would expect nothing less! Looking forward to more Arquebusiers and your mighty pike block!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! Your encouragement is much appreciated!

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