An early Christmas present is (hopefully) on it's way to me this week! Tabletop Fix ran a competition recently for a Spartan Games prize, which I didn't win. However, the actual winner never claimed their prize and I won the subsequent rerun!
So a Covenant of Antarctica fleet box and Dystopian Wars rulebook en route. After this drubbing, maybe these guys will perform a bit better than my Prussians.
On the Italian Wars front, however, actual work has yet to start. Seriously, what is it with the Royal Mail? There's one day of flooding and a couple days of icy weather up here, and our mail delivery is running five days late? I've some miniatures on order from Vexillia Limited and Museum Miniatures, although when they arrive is anyone's guess.
I have been having a look through the various army lists and have decided to start off by building up early French and Milanese armies. The deciding factor boiled down to the local book store only having Osprey's Fornovo Campaign book in stock. This has been a fairly entertaining read, charting the first campaign of the Italian Wars, leading upto the Battle of Fornovo - a score draw between the French and Italian City States. It's also given me some great modelling ideas, including a command stand of Charles VIII taking a leak (where he was almost captured!)