10 days past deadline, but the 'infantry phase' of my Italian Wars painting schedule is finished! I painted and based over 156 infantry between December 1 and February 10! Add to this the 60 I painted last June and I've got 216 rank-and-file figures for my Fornovo 1495 game at Enfilade! I flocked the last of the bases yesterday morning and set them all out for parade on the table late afternoon. This is all 216 plus the four commands I have so far.
(Above: these are the 'Swiss' or 'Italian' figures by Old Glory, plus a few Perry figs mixed in. I did not paint them in a 'Swiss' style, i.e. the white-and-red livery of Berne because I didn't want them to be exclusively Swiss. I have some unpainted Perry plastics and metals that I might do in the Berne livery later)
(Above: the landsknechts. I am doubtful that the infamous doppelsoldners actually fought as separate units, but they're different-looking and fun to have on the table so there you go!)
(Above: I'll admit I had my moments of doubt with my color palette selection, but I am satisfied with the end result. These are all Old Glory except the command and some of the arquebusiers)
(Above: Landsknechts. I'm doubtful that there were very many full-on landsknechts, slashed sleeves and all, at Fornovo in 1495 (nor were there that many arquebusiers), but for this scenario they'll be there in force)
(That's a Perry Italian commander. Mounted command for the Italian Wars are hard to come by)
Next up is 60 heavy cavalry (which will break out into 12 units of 6 figs each) and 12 stradiot cavalry, plus some more commanders.