On the painting desk this evening, I near completion of a large tranche (for me, anyway) of figures for the Great Italian Wars project. The 28mm figures are from The Assault Group's (TAG) Renaissance range. Outstanding sculpting with a more slender build than either Old Glory or Foundry. These figures will look fine on the gaming table along with the other manufacturers' works.
Coming in at 39 figures, these Italian pikemen will form 3 x 13 figure, Impetvs-sized stands to form one pike block. This is a lot of figures to contend with on the painting desk especially considering the unwieldiness of the pikes. I look forward arraying these lads onto their bases and lining them up into one block. First a Minwax treatment is due for these guys.
At some point, complementing this pike block will be a couple of 'S' class stands of arquebus and crossbowmen. These forthcoming missile troops will also be supplied by TAG.
Before work on the pike block finishes up, a twelve figure regiment of Austrian hussars for the 1799 project will see the inside of the photo booth.
NB: Phil suggested the pikemen should be wearing gloves to protect hands from the pike. I agree but saw no gloves modeled on the figures. I considered repainting as suggested but remembered my painting inspiration for these TAG figures. That inspiration was Funcken's cover of The Age of Chivalry Part II seen below. Note the fellows are all barehanded.