Category Archives: Venice

Venetians

The start of a new, or a couple of new, projects to distract me.  Late 15th century Venice.  With Perry plastics from the European mercenaries set.

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I’m having a lot of fun with the plastics.  I’ve assembled a bunch and painted quite a few.  They are way easier to work with than the Warlord WW2 plastics.  They go together easily.  There’s a lot of cleaning up to do to get them ready to paint but they are very cool.  And because they are plastic there’s a lot you can do with them.  I’ll do a separate post on handling these plastics soonish with some tips from what I’ve learned and some pointers to work of people who really do amazing things with plastics.

Anyway, this is for a Venetian army, late 15th century.  A friend of mine has had an Ottoman army forever and has never had a historical matchup with them (well, maybe once).  I’ve wanted to create a historical opponent for some time, so this is the start of it.

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I plan to do an army that can work in the colonies or on the peninsula for Salt Wars perhaps.  I’ve been reading The Deeds of Commander Pietro Mocenigo.  It’s a lot of fun and great inspiration for Venetians raiding around the Aegean.

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I have a few condottieri painted but not based and a bunch of stuff assembled.  I got some great flags from Pete’s flags.  So you’ll be seeing more of these soon.

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