Happy Saturday all !
I have been streamlining my collection somewhat as I concentrate on my Tudor army and these are the last to have that treatment.
As they are an unusual troop type and for the purpose of some self promotion I thought they may be of interest, herewith my ebay list description;
'Here we have a base of three mounted petronels or culverineer's; these were an early mounted artillery support and featured in European armies from around 1470 up to the early 1500's. Unlike mounted arquebusiers they fought in close order and in a way were the fore-runners to the mounted reiter or pistoleer.
The figures are from Front Rank and are painted to a very high standard; all armour is brushed and polished rather than painted, the horses have natural colours and markings and the banner is also hand made and painted; it is a cavalry banner of Bavaria. These are based for DBR as petronels as described above but they could easily be re-based as 3 individual light mounted arquebusiers or as your rule sets require. The flag is loose to assist postage and will require gluing when you get it.'
I painted these for the DBR Maximilian HRE army list but I just wasn't sure of their validity in the army as they were listed as pistols which gave them a bit of an unfair advantage as mincers of any gendarme stupid enough to venture near them which I don't think is an accurate use / treatment so here they are for sale.
The idea is that I will have both a Tudor and Maximilian army......eventually (i'm getting there!) and I will have some 'petronels' but I think I will base and use them as mounted arquebusiers which essentially they're not but I think rules -wise it is more fair.
I have looked quite hard for any description as to their use and only found that referred above in an old Funcken book. I think they were really a sort of very light artillery but i'm not sure - answers on a postcard.
Anyway, back to the advertising, they're very nicely painted and i do like em, they could be yours - imagine that !
you can view the listing here.
Other than that my current landsknecht / billman steamroller moves slowly onward tough I am nearly finished one base so there will be some exciting stuff soon.
All the best