Painted 1/30th scale figure.
It belongs to the Kaesar Carlos Wars
Reference CC 002 Spanish arquebussier firing kneeling
Modeled, cast and painted in our workshop.
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The Emperor Charles V was confronted by King Francis I of France for control of northern Italy in the continuation of the Italian wars that pitted the Spanish Catholic Kings against the French crown.
The imperial army was composed of Spanish, Italian troops and a large contingent of German lansquenetes.
The type of weapons used at this time divided the soldiers basically into arquebusiers and pikemen, although they were not the only type of soldiers that were in the battlefields.
Crossbowmen, halberdiers, swordsmen, pawns in general, were also part of both contending armies, giving the case that the French army also had lansquenetes, among them the famous "black legion", which was practically exterminated by its compatriots at the service of Carlos V.
In the battle of Pavia, February 24, 1525, most of the arcabuceros belonged to the Spanish contingent. This soldier who shoots kneeling, against the French cavalry, wears the typical Spanish morion of the model later known as the parrot's beak.
His wardrobe has clear Germanic influences, the sleeves slashed and puffed in the style of the lansquenetes and the short leather doublet, combined with the greguescos and bright colored trousers.