piątek, 2 listopada 2012
Bitwa pod Novarą/ Battle of Novara (4)
In the centre swiss pikemen reached the town. Fusillers shot at French gendarmes destroying one stand.
As you can see battle hgas split into two. On French right unit of Swiss pike was advancing. In the centre knights of both sides prepare to charge. On the left landsknecht still clash with the Swiss.
French gendarmes charge. Both commanders join the fight and Milanese manage to destroy a stand of French knights and distrupt them.
On French right fusillers managed to disorganise Swiss cossbowmen. However it was their only success. Also light horse was shooting but without any effect.
Just before the end of the battle unite of French arquebusiers reached the road in the centre and exchanged inefficient fire with the Swiss.
In next turn of the combat french gendarmes were finally broken. Seeing them fleeing another unit of gendarmes and archers were distrupted.
Landsknechts on the left clashed with the Swiss but had no influence on fate of the battle. After loosing their key unit French lost. Finally the Swiss won the day. result close to historical one.