These two guns and crew fall into the category of "I don't really need them but might as well paint them." Having languished in The Lead Pile with a coat of black primer for three or more years, I could take the taunting no longer. Finally, the guns and crew saw some attention at the painting desk.
Guns and Italian crew are from Old Glory's Italian Wars line. Since most of the other artillery stands in the collection are crewed by Landsknechts, I will be able to field Italians when needed. Now, the figures can only taunt me from their storage box.
The collection, now quite large, still awaits its baptism of fire on the gaming table. Will 2018 witness this first outing? I hope so!