Except at the start of a project I rarely post about new purchases. I would normally wait until I'd painted the things and then post the result. But, this morning, I received these figures from Martin S. at Vexillia. They are designed by Copplestone and produced in Italy by Mirliton.
I suppose, given that Copplestone was the designer, I shouldn't be surprised by the quality of these sculpts but, I am. These are just the ticket and I haven't minded, especially now I've seen them in the flesh, paying more than my usual £2 per figure maximum: I'm calling them artillery, and for that you usually pay a premium, so I will pretend that my arse is duly covered!
Service from Vexillia was, as usual, excellent - Martin is so organised that he could probably herd cats.
I'm going to base these 'artillery pieces' in pairs on 90mm square bases. I'm going to add a few spare figures to bulk them out - in this case by Foundry, TAG and OG, one of each. The Copplestone figures are the two figures with each hakbut. You get 2 hakbuts and four figures per pack. I think, from memory, the packs were £11 each.
I'm probably going to buy a few more of these. At Marignano the French fielded 300 of the things. I think I might field them mixed in with the French crossbow units (for flavour) to cut down on the ridiculous numbers I would need otherwise. We will see.