The master figures were bought by Sgt Major Miniatures in the USA and there has been a lot of speculation and anticipation about when and whether they would be brought back into production.
A few weeks ago I wrote to them asking and have just had a very welcome and encouraging reply:
Subject: Venezia Italian Wars range
Sorry for the delay, I have been having some issues with the web site eating messages, and failing to alert me as they come in, cleaning up many old messages this morning...
I am slowly working on getting the line back into production. I have issues with the master figures they supplied when I bought the company, they melt in the mold maker, I think they must have some solder or something in the metal, its completely ridiculous! Anyway, the process to fix this is incredibly slow unfortunately. I have gotten the Ottomans back into production, and the Italian Wars should be back in the next couple of months. The Louis line is currently being re-done, and the rest of the lines will follow that. Its been 4 years since I bought this line, and I want it back in production as much as everyone else, probably more, I haven't been able to make any sort of return on my investment thus far...
Sincerely,Sgt Major Miniatures
Good news - the wait should soon be over and I'll be at the front of the queue for some gendarmes!