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02-22-2004, 03:14 AM
I recently received a Papal Italian army for my first DBA army. Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction for painting it. I looked at Osprey's site but didn't see anything directly relating to it. I have the men at arms Italian Medieval armies 1300-1500 but it seems more focused on Italian mercenaries. Would the color palates be suitable or could someone direct me to a more usefull source.
Thanks for any help
Paul A. Hannah
02-22-2004, 12:21 PM
Welcome to Fanaticus. While I don't know enough about Papal Italians to offer much of a reply, I do know that there have been a few threads on that topic in the last few months.
Here's one of them: http://www.fanaticus.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=14;t=000426 .
Also, do a search on "Papal" in the "Building DBA Armies" topic and you should see one or two more such threads. --I hope that's helpful to you.
02-22-2004, 02:19 PM
This link may help a little.
Hi, having done extensive research on the Papal Armies(I have one myself!) , I have to let you know that that book on medieval Italy is just about right. Check out the Mirlington site for some pics of Papal soldiers, but remember, most of those armies were mercenaries. Germans, Hungarians, Italians, French, the list goes on. There is also a site in french which gives the flags of different popes. For myself, I painted one knight stand in traditional white with a red cross, one in red with a yellow fleur-de-les, and one in blue. The red are french and the blue are a holy order. The xbows are painted with a white cape, the hordes and psiloi are painted dull earth colors(peasants)Hope this helps. ;)
02-23-2004, 01:44 PM
Thanks for the help guys. Now all I need to do is paint it up and play a game. Thanks again for the help.
02-24-2004, 03:53 PM
Nothing says Late Medieval Papacy better than crossed keys. It was afterall a claim of papal authority that the RCC traced back to the Gospel of Matthew. They believe(d)that when Jesus said he would give the keys of the kingdom for binding on earth and binding in heaven it was to Peter and his successors that this power was given. The Eastern Church believed Peter was not given this power exclusively but that it was shared. This was one of the major reasons for the split.
So, nothing says Papal authority claims like crossed keys.
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