Although plenty of manufacturers have started making figures for the Italian Wars I think the light cavalry is still really neglected. No one makes good mounted arquebusiers or crossbowmen that look spot on for the 1510's and 1520's although there are a few good late medieval mounted crossbowmen that could pass muster. Foundry have just released some Italian Light Cavalry, but its a real shame they are not that great. From what I have seen not a single figure is wearing riding boots!
I love those figures. Last week I got mine from TAG, they are beautiful, and mix well with both Foundry and Old Glory. Can't wait to finish other projects and lay my brush on them :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful figures, very well painted!!!!!ReplyDelete
Very nice Oli, hadn't seen the TAG figures in the flesh so to speak but they look good. I agree that they look like they'll mix well with Old Glory.ReplyDelete
Very attractive figures, Oli. I too had a lot of trouble finding suitable figures for my own Spanish Italian Wars army; I ultimately went with Redoubt, even though they are very large. There is some debate about the armament of Jinetes (also called Genitors for some reason in English)- light lance vs. javelins; may have evolved over time. I believe I read somewhere (maybe Gush?) that the heart shaped shields ("adarga"?) were usually paimted white and edged in red, although I'm sure that was far from absolute (if indeed it is even correct).ReplyDelete
Very nice Oli i have some of these myself very nice they are too.ReplyDelete
I agree with the light horse problem would be good to see some mtd crossbow/arquebusiers.
Thanks for the comments guys.ReplyDelete
Gonsalvo I did wonder about the Javelins but because of the poses I thought it would be better to stick with the spears. I wouldn't mind a few figures carrying javelins though as I think they may have still been carried at this date.
The Stradiots (Albanian LC) were still carrying Jaevlins well into the 16th century, I believe.ReplyDelete