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Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Thinking of painting up a few units. need some history and inspiration

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

Mercenaries and their Masters – Michael Mallett

Steelkilt08 May 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

I haven't read it yet, but looking forward to "John Hawkwood: An English mercenary in fourteenth-century Italy" by William Caferro.

Steelkilt08 May 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

I hope you post images of your work when it's done!

cplcampisi08 May 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

I'll second "Mercenaries and their Masters" by Michael Mallett. It's an excellent work. I don't think it will be too useful as a painting guide, but it explains organization, and the types of units/troops employed, which should be inspirational. (It was to me)

Prince Alberts Revenge09 May 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Good book on the rivalry between Malatesta and Montefeltro



Osprey's contribution is a nice overview of the Condottiere era to include tactics and administration.

I really enjoy this book. Each chapter is devoted to a single Condottieri.

The book claims not to be a military history but that's exactly what it is with some art history sprinkled in. The author is a descendant of one of the battle's participants. Excellent overview of the conflict between the two city states.

Another interesting read, this focuses on the Borgia family.

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