Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Gendarmes D‘ordonnance are coming!

These are my first French heavy cavalry of the French-Italian Wars of the renaissance. I should have done this long ago, but somehow other stuff (Napoleonic 1:2000 Naval battles for example) and AWI seems to get in-between.
I did start with some regiments (Haufen) of Landsknechts though. I have a passable of a quarter of a tiny army collected, so far:
the gendarmes d'ordonnance,
then men-at-arms,
two landsknechts haufen all pike,
one battle line of  Spaniards all swordsmen,
the landsknechts arquebusiers
and two guns ... not much now but still growing.

The heraldry is French: Savoy, Bourbon, Lorraine, Valois Alecon, Poitou-Charentes, Gascogne and some Valois derrivates of Bretagne and some generic French to counter the overwhelming blue a bit.