I know I have done a few "full army" style posts recently where everything is set up, since the rebasing they are much easier to do! Over the summer I was keen to photograph the collection covering my whole 8' by 4' table. For these photos I decided to use the figures to depict a French Italian Wars Army, referring back to an earlier post from 2012, http://camisado1500s.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/french-army.html. There have been some big changes since that post, notably the banners and bases.
The figures shown here are meant to depict a French force from roughly 1512, the Battle of Ravenna. The heraldic flags displayed are for Frenchmen who fought at Ravenna with lots of more generic French or Louis XII period flags also on show. The French employ Landsknechts as oppose to Reisläufer as well as Italian Cavalry and Infantry. The native French Infantry comprises Crossbowmen, Archers and Pike. I was worried the French Archers I completed a few months ago wouldn't fit in well but I really think they look the part in these photos. I will leave exactly who they are meant to represent for another discussion!
This was also a chance to add the Convent from Grand Manner to the Italian town pieces I have collected so far and some of the photos focus on the town. I think the Convent makes a great centrepiece for the town and fits in nicely with the other buildings. At some point in the future I would like to do a large scale siege set up but I think there are a few more bits and pieces I need before I try this.
|French Gendarmes behind Light Cavalry|
|The French Cavalry|
|The French Cavalry|
|French Horse c.1512|
|The Banner of Gaston de Foix can be seen between two French Royal Standards|
|Landsknechts in French service|
|French Heavy Guns|
|The French Artillery|
|Italian town with the French in front.|
|A view from above the town.|
|A view from above the tower.|
|Landsknecht reinforcements in the town|
|Inside the town.|
|The French Infantry|
|French Light Guns, Aventuriers and Archers|
|The infantry under Adrien de Brimeu (Humbercourt)|
|The French Infatry|
|The French Light Guns|
|The French Infantry c.1512|
|The French Aventuriers and Archers|
|French infantry in front of the town.|