15mm Renaissance & FWOR
16th Century Warfare in Italy & France
Definitely one of our most popular gaming periods, even though we don't play it that often! The forces for this period have slowly built up over the years, starting with just enough generic units to try a game to where we now have enough forces to represent almost any army list during the Italian Wars of 1495-1550. This includes plenty of Swiss and German pike, heavily armored gendarmes, Spanish, light cavalry, an assortment of artillery, plus a 128 figure tercio unit! There's still a lot of work to be done in terms of painting more units for some of the bigger battles of the period and although there is a good selection of dual purpose terrain (works for the Peninsula period for Napoleonics as well) there are plans to add to the selection in the future. The latest addition to this fascinating period of warfare are units for the French Wars of Religion, particulalry the early stages of that war. Here you have a classic Renaissance army composed of pikes, Swiss, Spanish, and gendarmes going up against German pike units, arquebus armed troops, and Reiters, which presents a stark contrast on the gaming table. Future plans include expanding all of oour existing forces and terrain as well as maybe an English army for the intervention in France in the early part of the 16th century.