A couple of weeks ago I saw a post by David of Splintered Light Miniatures (in this instance however in a private capacity) selling off some figures on behalf of a wargaming friend in poor health. He had a couple of lots for sale and one lot seemed to have some Italians in it, so I dropped him a line asking if they were available. It turns out they were, and so he sent them my way.
I was expecting to be able to put a couple of units of Italians together to flesh out my armies for Lost Battles, but I got a bit more than I bargained for.
This is what turned up: five baggies chocker blog with figures. I was expecting half this much.
After a quick sort through, there are some nicely painted horse archers:
About 80 Italian foot (Donnington, I think) which will be very useful:
20-odd Italian horse (some Essex, perhaps some Donnington too) which, again, will be very useful:
40-odd Essex phalangites which will join my Successor armies. They're suffering a bit from bendy-pike syndrome, but nothing's broken, and they have lovely patterned shields:
...and various other useful bits and pieces:
A spot of TLC and and a brush with my dip mix and they will be good to go.
I'm very pleasantly surprised by these, and have asked David to tell his friend that these will get a lot of use in their new home.