|The Venetian Army
Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know I am keen on setting up the various armies that can be made out of the collection. I have had a go at the Venetians before, http://camisado1500s.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/serene-republic.html but have added loads more figures to the collection since. I have also added some of the excellent flags from Pete for the Venetians at Agnadello in 1509.
So to start the new year here is the Venetian army of 1509. The army that, as Machiavelli put it, lost in one day what it had taken Venice eight hundred years to conquer. I hope it has the right Italian feel to it with a mix of Perry Italians and Stradiots, TAG Italians and a few Spanish as well as some old Wargames Foundry and Citadel figures. All of the flags are by Pete from his Agnadello and Venetians flagsheets, http://www.freewebstore.org/petesflags/index.aspx?pageid=1800430. The two Orsini Cousins that led the army are represented, Bartolomeo D'Alviano and Niccolo di Pitigliano. I also included a couple of banners for the Malatesta as Pandolfo IV Malatesta fought as a Condottieri for the Venetians at Agnadello. I wanted this army to represent the transition from Medieval to Renaissance and think this is captured fairly well.
Now I need to decide where 2014 will take the collecting, I am becoming more and more tempted to have a go at some Elizabethans but have a few more things for the early 1500s to complete first.
Happy New Year!
|Stradiots riding out in front
|Stradiots in front of the Cavalry under Bartolomeo D'Alviano
|Venetian horse under Niccolo Di Pitigliano
|Mounted Arquebusiers with the baggage behind
|Another picture of the baggage train
|Venetian Crossbowmen and Archers
|The Venetian Archers and Artillery
|Venetian Army, the 2 flags in the foreground are for the Malatesta
|Venetian Infantry with Stradiots skirmishing in front