After having pushed out 46 Artizan Landsknecht to represent the Black Bande (see Landsknecht Black Bande), a four-figure stand of arquebusier moved across the painting desk to finish off the pike block.
Unlike the Artizan Landsknechts that these four hand gunners will join, these figures are from Wargames Foundry's excellent and venerable Renaissance range. Truly first rate sculpting and the models have held up very well over the years.In addition to these arquesbusiers, a nine-figure stand of Landsknecht hand gunners is seeing action at the painting desk. These nine-figure, when finished, will be fielded as an Impetvs 'T' stand of missile troops carrying the Black Bande motif of red/black.
Remaining in The Lead Pile are enough pikemen to field at least one more Foundry Landsknecht pike block, nine TAG Italian crossbowmen, three stradiots, a couple of guns, and a couple unopened bags of Old Glory arquebusier and crossbowmen. A number of odds and ends remain but the available inventory has been worked through. The cavalry remaining, besides the outstanding Perry Stradiots, are Foundry late medieval Men-at-Arms. Since these are much smaller than either Foundry's Gendarmes or Perry, I may pass on painting these. Several units of the Foundry late medievals have already been fielded but the size differences are noticeable.