I have set up this fictional Italian Wars battle to test some rules in 'open field' situations. Consequently, the terrain has been set up to aesthetically form an amphitheatre in which the main action will take place.
The battle features armies with an identical (unless my mathematics are wrong) unit integrity point total. I have not tried to balance quality, but I don't think that the sides are too far off par. It will be interesting to see how the rules are working: there is nothing like a reasonably large battle on open ground to do that. Here are a few shots of the set up.
Spanish (left) and French (right) showing, in the foreground, the open flank beyond the ridge.
Spanish right: Light and heavy cavalry supported by two colonelas.
Spanish centre and left: Artillery, two colonelas, two 72 figure Landsknecht pike squares, plus a light sprinkling of cavalry.
French right and centre: French infantry (Gascons and Picard pikemen) and Gendarmes d'Ordnance supported by artillery.
French left: Swiss infantry (two blocks of 54 pikemen) supported by mixed light horse.
Colonela and light cavalry.
Swiss pike units 'coming up'.
Gascons and Picard pike.
Peter and I will fight this battle out next week.