Monday, 18 November 2019

Great Italian wars 39 more shot and some crossbow

Here is the balance of the old glory Swiss shot following on from their comrades who were pushed up the painting que for the TtS! Tournament, in addition there are six Perry plastic crossbow men (with metal 16th century heads) which seemed sensible to do at the same time in both cases I use a single row as skirmish missile and simply double up the depth to indicate formed missile units.









I know some people don't like old glory figures but I know that as far as the Italian wars are concerned their range is characterful, extensive, easy to paint and even though they are not quite as cheap as they were, still reasonably priced.
I've got these done so that I can field a Papal Condatta army to confront my Venetian Condatta army. My teenage daughter recently informed me ( after I had taught her to play gin rummy whilst in transit somewhere) that she just couldn't believe I hadn't shown her how to play games with miniatures, it was also unbelievable and a bit unjust apparently! Still I'm going to take her at her word show her how to play TtS! and no doubt get roundly beaten! Even one game would be good.
Next up maybe some terrain? Although I think I've said that before!
Best Iain

46 comments:

  1. Very rewarding to see work return to your Italian War project! As for Old Glory 25mm figures, some of their ranges are superb but some are less so. The Italian Wars range is one of their better ones in my opinion. My collection has a number of Old Glory pike blocks on display. Crossbowmen and arquebusiers find themselves in the ranks too.

    I hope you have success in getting your daughter interested in wargaming.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Yes the Italian wars figures are excellent,I don't have a great deal of experience of their other ranges but what I have has been good,I must have been lucky! I'll be happy with just one game to be honest, anything else would be a bonus!
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  2. Nice work Iian, well I like Old Glory figures. There's nothing wrong with them at all.

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  3. You're rolling out these fine Italian Wars figures in no time, Iain. They look great and will be useful in battle.

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    1. Thanks Dean! Yes I hope they're useful,oh wait I'm painting them for someone else to command, maybe I don't!
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  4. Excellent shot and crossbow. OG does have some great ranges.

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    1. Thanks Cyrus! Yes and 25mm old glory next to 28mm Perry,I can't see any difference to be honest!
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  5. Nice job, I like the animation and it is unusual to see crossbow presented in that way, so some helpful poses to break up the look of a formation.

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    1. Thanks Norm! Plastic Perry poses,it can often give you better animation I think!
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  6. Nice work Ian. Those Old Glory can be a mixed back but the Swiss are very nice.

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    1. Thanks Paul! I like their landsknechts particularly!
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  7. Nice work Iain. It will be nice if you can get your daughter involved for a game or two. None of my family appear remotely interested, but hen I have never really asked them.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! Yes it would and I guess it didn't really occur to me ? It's not like my nephew's who were really interested when they were kids.
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  8. Nice work! I like the variety of figures and poses.

    Hopefully your daughter will enjoy playing games with miniatures! It's cool that she asked.

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    1. Thanks Fitz! I hope she has fun and yes it's cool she asked!
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  9. Great work on these crossbowmen Iain. I had some doubts about Old Glory, but looking at your work I feel like I have to revice my views on this. Wish you good luck for the next battle and hope your daughter will appreciate your hobby.

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    1. Thanks Dmitry! As Jonathan says above there is a bit of variation in their (enormous!) range! I hope she has fun!
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  10. Nicely done Iain, a fearsome looking bunch.

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    1. Thanks Michael! You wouldn't want to mess with them!
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  11. Fantastic looking unit Iain, and great your daughter has shown an interest in gaming with you

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  12. great your daughter !! and always nice to find approval in the family. the mixes are always beautiful because they give movement, good work lain

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  13. Larvelly mate! Beware the child who shows an interest in your gaming. Mine seems to beat me every time we get a game in. Wish he'd stuck to ruddy monopoly!

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    1. Thanks Mark! I'm expecting that to be honest as that's the pattern we have established!
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  14. Great additions and looking the part of downtrodden shot.
    Intersting that your daughter now seems hooked - you reap what you sow (hopefully for the better).

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    1. Thanks Joe! Not hooked, more interested, but that's still good!
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  15. Glad for your daughter, lucky man...And congrats, this period is superb, as are these beautiful and colorful minis, excellent!

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  16. Great unit Iain and they are fairly generic so useful in lots of armies which is always a plus. Old Glory are a funny one as I love some of their figures but others are not so good, I am working on a lot of OG figures at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Oli! Yes, Swiss, French, Italian, general service shot for the use of!
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  17. Great job cranking out these 39 figures. That’s a lot of progress done! I think these OG miniatures look pretty good, but as others have said OG can be a mixed bag according to the range.

    Get that girl to the game table! She’ll become a miniature Wargamer yet! Even if she only plays with her old dad. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew! Yes we have to have a game,then see if she ever wants another!
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  18. Another fine mixed unit Iain. I like Old Glory but the range is getting on a bit now.

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    1. Thanks Lee! They are but aren't we all?
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  19. As you say, they are characterful. I really like what you did here.
    Oh, and we want to know how this new parenting task evolves! :)

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    1. Thanks Suber! Yes I'm looking forward to this bit of parenting!
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  20. New ranged fellows look great. Will there be a Pope-mobile? LOL

    Good luck with teaching your daughter! My son sadly lost interest in my hobby, which sucked mightily. :(

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    1. Thanks Dai! No but I do have to do a camp! Most of us drift away from the hobby but quite a lot of us come back!
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  21. Nice work Iain. Make sure your daughter wins !

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    1. Thanks Matt! That's probably the best advice I've had!
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