The second trio of Casting Room Miniatures' mounted crossbowmen trot off the painting desk. As mentioned in an earlier post, this was my first tranche of Casting Room Miniatures' figures. My impression of the sculpting is mixed depending upon the range and figure but I find these horsemen quite acceptable. With a Christmas sale in effect until DEC 20, a second order is on its way to my casa. In my Christmas order will be found a variety of Normans for the Reconquista project. They look good in the photos.
While the anatomical sculpting on the men is odd in places, their mounts are well executed. These horses fit well with the horses from Foundry's Early 16th Century Renaissance range. With the project growing by 40 horse and 60 foot figures in 2016, the collection is seeking its first test of battle on the game table.
Until that time of battle, a fifth stand of mounted Gendarmes is ready to depart the painting desk and a 40+ pike block awaits in the queue. Looking at the pile of 40+ blackened pikemen almost overwhelms my desire to begin.