Way back before I even came into the Oldhammer movement/scene/collection of nerdy teachers (delete as applicable) I started another of the many projects that have stalled since. I'm a amateur student of history and 4 or 5 years ago my interests moved past the Italian wars (still a fascinating period of history) and on to europe in the late 16th century. I particular I bought and devoured every book I could find covering the Dutch Revolt (as well as the French wars of religion). Strangely, this is an area of history that isn't particularly well served by the 28mm miniatures industry. There are options however. I've bought a load of Foundry's swashbucklers to serve as dutch or english - arquebusiers, musketeers, halberdiers, swordsman and pikemen.
This still left me the problem of putting together a Spanish force. The Spanish army at the time were considered to be the best infantry in the known world. A bit of internet work and I decided on gamezone figures for the spanish musketeers (you'll seen these before if you are a regular to this blog)
There are only three poses so there has been a bit of headswapping in order make a convincing unit.
Oh, talking of the sculpts of the time. The empire pistoliers are in fact 16thC german mercenary reiters.