Years went by. I picked up new packs appropriate for period from all kinds of manufacturers. I once even got really big freelance check and bought a lot of Foundry Gendarmes. The molds must be blown out, because the horses looked half melted. I complained and got new ones. Also melty.
I based. I rebased. Then, one day I played Black Powder. Not necessarily a perfect game, but perfect for me and my group. Hail Caesar followed and light started forming at the end of a 15 year tunnel. Then, finally Pike and Shotte arrived.
I plotted for months on how I would base the troops. I wrenched figures from stands, remounted, and then,...they sat. They were based. About 200 stands, but the worst part still waited, the basing material, the flock, the little extras.
The week of my summer vacation awaited. Sun, swimming, roller coasters, BBQs. Then the Boy broke his collar bone playing soccer. My vacation became a Staycation. Here was my chance.
Spanish Arquebusiers (Foundry Conquistadors) technically a little later period but good enough.
Spanish Sword and Buckler Men (also Foundry)
Neapolitan Spanish Collunella (The Assault Group)
Spanish Pike (way before their dominance on the battlefield as Tercios) OG
OG formed Crossbows
OG mounted Arquebusiers
OG Mounted Crossbows
Little Spanish gun
OG French Old Band Pikes (Past their prime)
OG skirmish crossbow x3
Spanish Jinetes (or Genitors)
Landsknect Arquebusiers x3
OG Landsknect Pike x4
And a bunch of Swiss I don't have room for. I still have some troops to buy/finish. More horse, more commanders and lots more crossbows need to take the filed, but I have enough to play with at least.