I'm about to start my third week of school. As my friend Doug noted, getting used to the schedule is a little bit difficult. After a summer off, getting new students used to what I do is a little challenging. Even so I seem to have a pretty good group of kids, so it should be a good year.
|Old Glory Mounted Archers. Pegasus large medieval cottage in the background.|
The second unit I painted was a crossbow unit. There are ten stands of crossbows that go accompanied the vanguard at Poitiers. I decided I didn't want them to be utterly boring, so swiped the pavises from my pack of Old Glory pavisiers and had at it. These are pretty well equipped Genoese crossbowmen. But I also determined I didn't want them to be just Genoese, so I decided two of the bases (six figures) would be the Italian mercenaries, and three of the bases would be city militia. Thankfully, the Perry website shows some pavise colors for twelve different cities. I settled on Soissons, with the large fleur de lys and the Meaux, with the red and green shield. They were fun to paint and it added color and variety to the crossbowmen.
|Line of crossbowmen. Genoese, Soissons and Meaux from left to right.|
I've actually got several more entries in the can to add. I have a quick review of last week's Fix Bayonets get together, as well as some pictures of my first completed wooded terrain pieces.