Here are some samples Allan from Lancashire Games gave me to paint up. I have to confess to being a long time fan of history and aesthetic of the Great Italian Wars, but never having bought figures for the period. Always too many other things in the way. However, When this range is released I plan to buy a couple of armies, about the same size as the Samurai armies I have for use with the One Hour Wargames rules.
The figures themselves were vrey clean, so not much time needed for prep, and they are very easy to paint - no difficult to reach detail.
I'm looking forward to these being released - I might even be able to paint a decent candy-stripe by the time I've completed a whole army of them!