Friday 24 July 2020

Italian Wars Mounted Crossbowmen

These half a dozen figures are Perry metal riders on Perry plastic horses from their Late Medieval light cavalry box.  I painted these over the past three days in short bursts of energy and I’m quite happy with the end result.

The last picture shows another battery of especially  useless artillery to go with my collectively pointless artillery train. Fun though. I might add a couple of extra figures to the base as it's not quite busy enough.

I do fear that when I rekindled interest in this project thanks to the lockdown I forgot all the unpainted and painted figures I already owned in the depths underneath my table when buying more figures. I may well have quite enough metal to keep me busy painting for many months, but I mustn’t let it interfere with the odd continuation project like finishing some more French Revolution and War of 1812 figures and making a start on my 1/2400 Dutch Wars ships. Oh, and the 1/72 Spanish Succession figures.


  1. Your energy & enthusiasm are almost legendary now, keep at it, the economy depends on you you know!

  2. The gloss varnish works particularly well with these Colin, lovely job.

  3. Very nice Colin...
    I like the useless artillery... they fit in with my style of wargaming 😂

    All the best. Aly