Monday 20 March 2023


Next up, the skirmishers in the army, starting with the mounted crossbowmen:

These are metal figures on plastic horses. Perry miniatures.

And here is a unit of skirmishing handgunners:

Again, Perry miniatures from their European mercenaries plastics box.

I've also done an artillery piece, again a Perry pack:

This was a little tricky to assemble. Under the rules, only three crewmen are required, but I painted all four that come in the pack.

That completes the Italian contingent in this army, all laid out below.

This week, I am finishing up a mercenary pike unit that I will show in the next post.

Until then, I hope your brushes are being wielded to good ends too...


  1. Great job! Looking at you, I also began to paint, a small project in the style of imagination.

  2. Love the look of this force on so many levels:).

  3. A wonderful little force you've got there, Phil. And I love how you have mixed metal riders with plastic horses. Why not?

    Kind Regards,


  4. Cracking additions to your forces, I really like the gun and crew, lovely little piece.

  5. It looks great to see the force growing and becoming an integrated themed army!