First these guys:
I loves me my Renaissance, but man these guys took forever. I think the results were worth it, but this is only one stand. I need 3 stands for a unit.
Second. I got two kids in sports. Between the two of them, every week night is taken up by practices, and games on the weekend. Not a whole lot of downtime that doesn't involve house work or errands. My wife, bless her, does her share of chauffeuring, so I still get gaming on Thursday.
I did, however manage to get these guys rebased:
They're Crusader Normans. Nice and chunky, and a joy to paint. Only drawback is the shields have to be pinned on (which I freehanded the designs on). Now, to use my Old Glory discount to buy some Crusader Saxon opponents.
On another note, tried out "Victory Without Quarter" again. After talking with the author, we cleared up some rules. It played fairly well. Again, just like what of read of the period, the cavalry scrapped on the flank til one side was gone, then fell on the infantry in the middle which were exchanging ineffective musketry fire with each other.
Still think some of Cav rules are a bit fiddly, and way too powerful against infantry. They had those big pointy sticks for a reason. A few tweaks and we should be ready for a retest. I'm also thinking about adding some elements of "Spanish Fury: Actions!" to add some flavor.