Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WIP: Condottieri-class cruisers of the Italian Navy

The Condottieri class light cruisers was said to be the Regia Marina's response to the French Navy's Le Fantasque-class Contre-torpilleurs.

Starting the Italian Navy with the Condottieri group of light cruisers with 5 subgroups in the class, 'evolving' in each subsequent build. Starting with the Duca d'Aosta sub-class (Group 4), 5th group (Duca degli Abruzzi), and the 3rd group (Raimondo Montecuccoli) for the first release (48IT01A). Back down to 2nd (Luigi Cadorna) then 1st group Alberto da Giussano for the next release (48IT01B).

Please note there will also be a proper 48IT01 comprising of all *12* ships of the class once all ships are done.

Wikipedia links:
Wikipedia entry for the whole class (Condottieri class cruiser) wherein links to individual ships can be found
Duca degli Abruzzi (Group 5)
Giuseppe Garibaldi (Group 5)
Emanuele Filiberto Duca_d'Aosta (Group 4)
Eugenio di Savoia (Group 4)
Raimondo Montecuccoli (Group 3)
Muzio Attendolo (Group 3)
Luigi Cadorna (Group 2)
Armando Diaz (Group 2)
Alberto da Giussano (Group 1)
Alberico da Barbiano (Group 1)
Bartolomeo Colleoni (Group 1)
Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (Group 1)
*the rest of the individual list will follow*

Navypedia entries on the Condottieri groups:
Duca degli Abruzzi (Condottieri V)
Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta (Condottieri IV)
Raimondo Montecuccoli (Condottieri III)
Luigi Cadorna (Condottieri II)
Alberto da Giussano (Condottieri I)

Raimondo Montecuccoli (Condottieri III, C. 1941)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)

Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta (Condottieri IV, c. 1941)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)

Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi (Condottieri V, c. 1940)
Portside (foreground) and starboard side (background)


  1. Any chance of you moving up a notch in scale to 1/2400? I am heavily committed to that scale and do not wish to start a new scale. Your models are exquisite in their level of detail.


  2. Hi Ed, sure I could rescale my ships up to 1/2400 scale. Do you have a particular ship in mind in the Italian Navy list and/or the previous releases? (Apart from *all* of them :D)

    Cheers and many thanks!