Although I have pictured them here as a unit I don't think this is how I will use them in the end, the mounted conquistadors with bucklers I will use as either mounted spanish officers or as command in a troop of Jinetes (when I get round to painting one up!).
The figure below I intend to use as a better armed Jinete when I have more figures to make a unit of them up
|Well armed Jinete|
Below is another figure who will probably end up as a Jinete, bearing a Spanish standard. I was pretty lazy with the bucklers, I hate having to paint designs on shields!
|Spanish Standard Bearer|
I gave this guy one of the extra weapons from the Eureka Gendarmes. I think he will be a commander for my Spanish forces.
I think this figure is meant to be pointing with a lance/spear. As with the above miniature I have given him one of the Eureka axes instead. Quite a versatile figure, he could be a command figure or simply a lesser armed Gendarme, his style of armour would be seen all over Europe in the early 1500s.
Whilst I want most of the figures to have their lances upright if possible to give a bit of uniformity, I do like the charging figure with the lance levelled.
|Charging men at arms|
These figures below are the ones that are especially useful. I could see them either filling out the ranks of my Gendarmes or providing a bit more armour in the lighter armed cavalry.
These 3 are great figures, the TAG Italian Elmeti. At the moment they are just adding variation to my other horse. If TAG make some more packs I may create a specific Italian Elmeti troop.
Finally a little extra I finished to add to the Artillery Park, its The Assault Groups Early 16th Century medium ordinance piece.
|Medium Gun, early 16th Centruy|