Friday 13 November 2020

Italian Wars reinforcements

 I finished a few more units over the weekend, yet more for my Italian Wars armies that I don’t really need but we’re sitting in the ‘box of doom’ waiting to be painted. Who was I to argue with their cries of “paint me! Paint me!”?

Old Glory Italian Gendarme. They will probably be in the service of the Pope. 

Some Warlord plastic Landsneckts with the odd metal figure thrown in. A small pile block of only 48 figures.

These are from Mirliton in Italy and represent a unit of Florentine militia pike. I quite like Mirliton but I think they are very marmite, ie you love ‘em or hate ‘em. I like Marmite.

That’s it for now. There are some more Swiss that need their bases finishing before I post any pictures, but I’m currently working on French War of the Austrian Succession infantry and a couple of commanders. 

Big game again tomorrow.


  1. Superb additions to your Italian Wars collection! You really have ben quite busy at the painting desk.

  2. Nice additions! This Box of Doom you mention, is it bottomless by any chance?

  3. Great work on them. I have only ever bought character figures from Mirliton and those pikemen make me wonder why I haven't ventured there. The Old Glory range if a great range of figures

  4. Some nice additions to you collection Colin
    I have a feeling that you box of doom is bigger than my house...

    All the best. Aly

  5. Very nice Colin. Nice to see some pike in depth for a change.

  6. Love how for you 48 is a "small" unit of pikemen
    Your reports are always amacing