The Great Italian Wars project witnesses another light cavalry addition following closely on last month's mounted archers. Up and off the painting desk today are two Impetvs-sized stands of Stradiot light cavalry.
The figures are manufactured by Perry Miniatures. As expected from Perry, the sculpting and casting is first-rate. While some of Perry's Renaissance line requires a combination of metal riders mounted upon plastic horses, these fine fellows are mounted on metal beasts.
Under Impetvs lists, Stradiots can be found in French, Italian, or Venetian service.
Lacking command for a bag of Old Glory Italian pikemen, Perry Italian command were added into the shopping basket. When the order arrived, I was surprised at the size of these Perry footmen. Long and lanky, they dwarfed what I thought were good sized Old Glory figures. I may not use them with the Old Glory pikemen but they are gorgeous figures. With a favorable USD/BP exchange rate, perhaps fielding a Perry pike block is not an unreasonable notion?