Sunday, 11 October 2020

Florentine knights WIP


Here are my Florentine knights, still forming up for action at San Romano.

The more I get into the period, the more I discover- it's like hitting a moving target. In this latest incarnation I've added glorious tall plumes from Mirliton in Italy to most of the knights in the leading unit. Unfortunately, very few of the knights currently have the characteristic giornea tabards, and some even have tunics, which aren't particularly Italian. Once I get the next batch of painted knights back from Shaun McT there will be some swapping in and out. Any knights who no longer qualifies for the Florentine host will be used, elsewhere- the ones with tunics will be joining the Burgundian army. I'll add more full-faced helmets with plumes, too.

My plan is to have three units of 18 Florentine knights, and then to move on to Milan, replacing my current Milanese with 54 more Italian-looking elmeti, some with Milanese heraldry- then I'll either do the same for Venice, or perhaps base up some Burgundians.

6 comments:

caveadsum1471 said...

Splendid looking men at arms with glorious headgear!
Best Iain

WimVdB said...

Impressive!

Friends Of General Haig said...

An awesome looking host!

TamsinP said...

Those knights look smashing. :)

Millsy said...

Smashing stuff mate. Where did you get the more elaborate helms? Some of them are lovely and I wouldn't mind adding a few in myself.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Millsy, they ar metal crests on the plastic Perry helms. You can buy them from Mirliton in Italy- find them under helmets. No self-respecting Italian knight would leave his castle without one!