Saturday, May 26, 2018

Swiss/Italian Crossbowmen from Old Glory

Another colorful block of crossbowmen march off the painting desk and file into their storage box alongside their comrades.  This stand of nine crossbowmen finishes off the bag of Old Glory crossbow picked up several years ago.  Perhaps a long time in getting them painted but the color they add to the army is worth the wait. 
Based on an Impetvs-sized 'T' missile stand, these fancifully dressed soldiers are ready for battle.  When will the Italian Wars collection see it first glimpse of battle?  With luck, hopefully in 2018.
In the meantime, I will be satisfied in occasionally looking through the collection and imagining what might be.

38 comments:

  1. Love them Jonathan. They are very colourful as you say and make an Italian battlefield quite unique. They are great inspiration for me to get going on a Romagnol pike block. The Old Glory figures are a great range.

    Richard

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    1. Thank you, Richard! This is a very good OG range. Quite fun to paint and very animated. Happy to provide a bit of inspiration for your own work.

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  2. A wonderful job in a so colorful period, spectacular unit Jonathan!

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  3. “We’re going to battle. Quick! Grab your biggest and most fancy hat!” 😀

    Fabulous looking bunch of miniatures. Im unfamiliar with the Italian Wars, Must of been a very unique time in History.

    This army is going to an explosion of color and gorgeous. 😀

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    1. Crazy colors and outlandish costumes are what make the Italian Wars so inviting. Glad you liked me them, Stew!

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  4. A lovely unit to have - and so much fun for the paint brush.

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    1. Thanks, Norm! You have a way with words that I enjoy.

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  5. Definitely looking forward to seeing these on the tabletop.

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  6. Looking fantastic!

    Cheers, Ross

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  7. They look great, Jon! Is this your most colorful army?!

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    1. Thanks! I cannot think of an army that is more colorful.

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  8. Those are some fine looking crossbowmen Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  9. Lovely crossbowmen Jonathan!

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  10. Beautiful work, Jonathan. I love those big hats!

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    1. I like the big, bold hats too! Thanks for stopping by on your busy Enfilade! weekend.

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  11. Great looking old glory crossbow men! Lovely job on a great range! Even better to hear they might get an outing this year,mine really have too,unli un you I haven't got any appropriate terrain, lovely Mediterranean churches etc!
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, your kind comments are much appreciated! I need more suitable terrain too. Until that time, my armies will be fighting in open spaces.

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  12. Great work Jonathan, I love the plumes!

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  13. Now those are hats!!! Great work Jonathan.

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  14. I sure hope to see them in battle - what and orchestra of colour that would be!

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    1. When the armies make it onto the table, it will be a colorful spectacle, no doubt!

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  15. Wonderful crossbowmen, Jon. They serve as reminder to me that I need to both paint a few more Italian Wars troops, and get an Italian Wars game on the table again myself!

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    1. Thanks! We need to get our troops out onto the field of battle. Perhaps 2018 for me...

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    2. Perhaps after Zorndorf is out of the way we should plan on getting the pike blocks out on the table. How about I actually host for once this fall?

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  16. Great looking unit. The emotive sculpts just make them that much more colorful. I think they turn out better than the Foundry sculpts with their more sullen demeanor.

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    1. Old Glory sculpts are much more animated than Foundry, for sure. From a distance, the Old Glory may have a bigger visual impact. Up close, I sometimes wonder, "what body part is that?"

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