Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Great Italian wars 41 another command stand

Here we have another Italian wars command stand.  This was the stand that was going to have last weeks spare monk on it but I figured two more command stands with monks was overkill! Instead we have a  warlord plastic standard bearer with Perry arms and head (once more donated by Norm,thanks Norm!) plus warlords younger Maximilian, which I have been informed by Oli (from his Comisado blog ) that it's a bit of a fantasy figure, based on a  posthumous portrait from over a century later  and his costume doesn't look like early 16th century to be honest.  So I decided to use him as a non specific prince and have furnished him with an advisor, Cesare  Borgia had Leonardo, Michelangelo styled himself as a military engineer at this time and this chap is extolling airborne assault a little ahead of his time! He started life as a warhammer/talisman plastic wizard but I saw him painted up on Robbie's Aut Caesar, aut nihil blog on wargaming the Borgias, an excellent blog for renaissance wargaming ,he has replaced the monk.





 The flag is really a medieval Sienne's flag but it will do until I can dig out something better once I have a printer!
Next up probably some Dux Bellorum types, I know predictable, although I think I could do with a parade of all my Italian wars figures ,everybody likes a parade?

All the best Iain

44 comments:

  1. A splendid mix of figures to bring to a single base, I particularly like the headgear of the Prince.

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    1. Thanks Norm! He's a little bit of a fantasy I think but a nice figure non the less!
      Best Iain

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  2. Lovely work Iain, and I particularly like the way you have done the armour. Just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Lawrence! I prime black, drybrush white and then do most of it with washes, its just a wash of GW leadbelcher, but I think it works!
      Best Iain

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  3. Nice work...Iain and yes treat yourself to a parade 👍

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    1. Thanks Matt! Permission in writing! Excellent!
      Best Iain

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  4. A lovely little command stand Iain...
    And nice use of the fantasy miniature.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly! He's a useful figure and seems to fit in!
      Best Iain

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  5. Everyone likes a parade, for sure. This fine command stand could lead the way!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! I'm sure it will figure strongly!
      Best Iain

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  6. Nice one - that's a really bold flag design simple yet dramatic.

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    1. Thanks Rob! Yes nice graphic quality +
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  7. Love the look of this one Iain, great job.

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  8. Gorgeous vignettes, excellent!

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  9. Nice looking command stand. Guy definitely has a “I’m in charge here” look about hm. I think that flag is really cool.

    Nobody likes a parade. Nobody at all. Never.
    Is the opposite of what people say.

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    1. Thanks Stew! Glad you like the flag,I guess it's staying now! You had me going on nobody, never!
      Best Iain

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  10. Brilliant! Nice paint job and some cool minis. I don't know much about historically accurate, but the stand and figures look fun. Why not have some scientific-minded Renaissance man there? :)

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    1. Thanks Fitz! Yes they're good enough!
      Best Iain

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  11. Lovely command stand, look forward to the parade!

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    1. Thanks Cyrus! Another vote, noted!
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  12. Great work Iain. Live the chap with the beard.

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    1. Thanks Ray! He is great fun isn't he?
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  13. The Maximilian figure is great Iain, regardless of where the inspiration has come from. That is a lovely command base.

    If you want to see where the mini has been copied from have a look: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Peter_Paul_Rubens_120b.jpg It is a mini of Rubens painting of Maximilian.

    I would love to see a parade of the Italian Wars collection.

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    1. Thanks Oli! I just remember you pointing it out and then thinking he does look a bit out of period, thanks for the link, it makes total sense as he is a bit of a weird early 17th century vibe going on!
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  14. Very nice miniatures, Iain! Fantastic work on assembling and painting them. And yes, I like the parade:) cheers!

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    1. Thanks Dmitry! Well now I must put on a parade!
      Best Iain

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  15. Very nice command vignette, Iain!

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  16. Lovely command stand! Keep that flag 👍🏼

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    1. Thanks once again Mike! I guess I'll be keeping it after all!
      Best Iain

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  17. Nice. The whole composition is graceful, nice balance. I love it all

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    1. Thanks Suber! That's very kind of you!
      Best Iain

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  18. This is a fantastic command base Iain and yes please, a parade would be most welcome!

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    1. Thanks Keith! Well, I'll better get on with it!
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  19. Fantastic work Iain, really have a great feel to the stand

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    1. Thanks Dave! Good to hear from you too!
      Best Iain

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  20. I do like this striking group, so obviously a man in charge.
    You know fine fell we all love a parade (and you want one too, right ?)

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    1. Thanks Joe! Oh yes I want a parade! Just got to sort the space out for it !
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  21. Apologies for not visiting sooner but these are marvelous. I love the look of this period, particularly the large skirts and Kettle helms.

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    1. No need for apologies! Thanks Dean, it's a fun period!
      Best Iain

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