Using Old Glory figures again, mostly, from their "Bravos & Swashbucklers" pack, I mixed in some old Vendel Border Reivers I had lying around. In all, I managed to cobble together around 40 figures, including a few cavalry, so that should keep me going for a while whilst I source and fund the remainder I decide on to complete the project. I expect Old Glory will feature strongly in the burgeoning collection, mainly their "Wars of Religion" range, but I am wary of having to buy all my figures in packs of 30. I can always mix and match, I suppose, to use up any spares. £24 for 30 figures is pretty decent too. Redoubt may also feature, the advantage being single figure purchases so I only buy what I need, but they are more expensive.
Then there are all the odds and ends..........This could get expensive.
Even more expensive still if I choose to expand the collection to enable the provision of a few French Wars of Religion encounters, save Ireland from the Irish with some of Good Queen Bess' admirers or just have at the Dutch with Don Quixote and his mates..................................
|A unit of arquebusiers led by that indomitable Flemish mercenary and part-time playwright, Willem Wagheldagger.|
|A close up of Willem Wagheldagger. Who can forget his classic works, written in his non-mercenary moments, such as "Little Ado About Something", "First Night", "A Midwinter Day's Nightmare" and his seminal piece about a Scandinavian prince, "Toilet".|
|A trio of Vendel gunners, dead-eyes the three of 'em.|
|Over exposed by the hot, Mediterranean sun, we have some tough natives ready to sell their lives dearly to the hated enemy. Front rank Vendel, rear rank Old Glory.|
|Don Quisanctuari and his Spaniards|
|Don Quisanctuari himself, hardened veteran of the later Italian Wars and the bordellos of Seville.|