Venetian Halberdier2nd half 15th Century
42.00€ (20.83€ without tax )
Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Alfonso Prado
Number of parts of the kit: 11 (Including optional spear head)
Scale: 75 mm
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:
– This fantastic sculpt of Oriol Quin is full of interesting details and textures, portraying a Renaissance soldier of a not very frequent theme.
– The miniature’s elements allow plenty of options for painting and many possible environments and situations to portray.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The Venetian Republic, also informally known as La Serenissima, was an influent actor during the Middle-Ages and the Renaissance. This thalassocracy relied in commerce and a strong fleet to extend its influence to the farthest corners of the Mediterranean Sea.
During the XV century, Venice was involved in a fierce fight with the Ottoman Empire for the supremacy in Eastern Mediterranean commerce, which originated from the times of the Crusades and escalated after the Turkish conquest of the Kingdom of Bosnia in 1463. During most of their history, the Venetians had relied on a militia and hiring mercenaries, but that was not enough anymore once the Republic started to claim lands.
The Venetian Republic, like any other European armies, relied in units than adjusted to the warfare tactics of the moment, being one of the most important the foot soldiers armed with spears and halberds.
Our miniature features one of these soldiers, armed with a choice of spear or halberd and carrying a shield with the lion of St. Mark, the patron of Venice. It can be painted to portray several other armies of the period.