Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The Great Italian Wars 1: The Expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo

A couple of months ago I was sent a proof copy of The Great Italian Wars 1: The Expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo which is due to be published soon by Helion and Company in a rather exciting series of books called From Retinue to Regiment which already include, Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth and Tanaka 1587. Japan's Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle and will soon include volumes examining The Army of the Swabian League. I'm sure there will be more to come in this series!

I'm going to review the book, I'm not sure when as I only have a proof copy but I'm about to contact the editor and see if he thinks it's OK to go ahead now or to wait.

I'll leave you with a picture featuring the front cover teaser which illustrates the quality of the plates within the book.


And a Venetian vignette I found on the net. Apologies to the painter as I cannot for the life of me find the list of links at present! :>(

The vignette will of course be very useful when it comes to painting up my smaller 28mm Venetian forces for the battle.