The painting on the right is from a series which chronicle Louis XII's campaign of 1507 in Genoa, from which it looks like the late 19th century print on the left appears to take some influence from.
The figure is a mix of various parts from the Perry mercenaries boxed set with a metal Tudor head added.
I chose to add the pavise as I considered that this would feature in siege sorties, particularly against the English bowmen. Also, the French captains instructed the front ranks of the Scots pike at Flodden to arm themselves in a similar fashion.
I want to have the whole unit in a standing pose so that all of their pavises with various designs can be proudly held and arrow spattered. I'll sculpt a bit of green stuff slashing on to the sleeves and legs of lesser armed companions.
I have enjoyed putting this figure together and will probably do a few more as and when the mood takes me. Though I think I shall see what is released over the coming year before I make a decision as to what to use for the command figures.......and erm, finish the Tudor army, yep - that's definitely still the priority !
Please do let me know what you think, I really want to get these right.