|Cesare Borgia and entourage|
The excellent flags are by Pete, http://thegreatitalianwars.blogspot.co.uk/ . I love the one with one of Cesares mottos, a play on his name, shown in the first photo below: "aut caesar aut nihil". The Borgia red bull is displayed prominently on them, along with the fleur de lis for Cesares title of Duke of Valentinois and the Papal Keys or Tiara as he was the Papal Gonfalonier. The detail on them is fantastic.
You will notice the force is not too different from those used in my "War for Naples" post a while back, however I have been able to add my mounted Crossbowmen and Arquebusiers that I have completed since then along with the Perry miniatures Cardinal, some priests and Italian Infantry. Being the commander of his father, Rodrigo Borgias', Papal army I thought it would only be fitting to show these ecclesiastics along side the troops. For the very early Italian wars I think the Perry Italian figures fit in really well, especially when mixed in with the Italians by The Assault Group.
|Stradiots, French Horse and Borgia Italian Horse|
|Elmeti and Mounted Arquebusiers|
|Borgia Light Horse and Mounted Crossbowmen|
|Papal Arquebusiers and Sword and Buckler infantry|
|The Borgia Army|
|A closer look at some of the Borgia flags|
|The host from behind|
|The Borgia host|