Flicking through the book I realised I had enough figures to make up the two Italian Wars starter armies. Some figures may be a bit anachronistic, but I'm close enough. Alas I was missing some Sword & Buckler men for the Spaniards, and was looking to make do with some Landsknechts when I remembered something.
Hunting through my box of spares I came across 6 Essex S&B men. I remember picking them up loose from a bits box at a show many, many, years ago and never bothering with them. I was interested in the later period anyway, and I thought I could use these as foot officers should I need to rebase or something like that.
Actually, perhaps my memory is at fault, and Derek got them for me on a "I saw these and thought of you" basis from a loose box at a show. He used to do that a lot. He has units made up of bits and bobs in all his armies.
Anyway, so this Saturday I painted my first 28mm metal figures in quite a few years. Heavy, aren't they?
|Prepared for painting|
|Painted and based|
FoG-R may get me back to filling some other holes in my armies (actually I need another couple of bases of these) but I doubt I'll ever go back to buying complete armies of them.