So this afternoon i glued some pike from the Perry's Mercenaries box which are to be used as provinical pike and some of their lovely mounted men at arms.
The period I have based my Renaissance collection on in around 1506 when Pope Julius II is scheming and plotting to expand the Papal lands at the expense of the Venetians and the French and Spanish are fighting over Naples. When I started my collection it was heavily inspired by two gentlemen in particular's collections.
Stuarts beautiful Tudors and Imperials armies
And James' vast collection and his Pike and Plunder campaign rules (which we have just begun to use at the club, only two turns in)
Happily James' new table top rules, Hell Broke Loose, are in my possession to be playtested which will happen next weekend.
On to my Renaissance collections
First up we have Julius himself the Warrior Pope and his Swiss Guard
Next is a model i shamelessly plagiarised from Stuart but mine is Henry VII is the late 1490s for some fictional campaigns against France plus some Yeomen of the guard.
The we have some generals including a fighting Cardinal and the rest of my collection- still building but i will get there!
The Pope and King Henry painted by my friend Thoran.
I painted the Italian Pike the Landsknecht ( I did have a lot more Landsknecht painted by the Cardinal but I sold them to a mate who has started an Imperial army of the period)some of the heavy Cavalry and a few of the generals plus the artillery and the two Swiss guards on Julius' base.