wtorek, 1 listopada 2016
Najemnicy z Uri/ Mercenaries from Uri
Swiss pikemen formations were composed of men from several cantons. That's why in my battlegroup next to banner of Berne there will be standard of Uri.
Ten położony w środkowej Szwajcarii region był źródłem jednych z najtwardszych najemników. Odegrali oni sporą rolę w najważniejszych bitwach Wojen Włoskich, nie zawsze chlubną.
This mountaneous canton in central Switzerland was a source of toughest mercenaries. They played an important role in main battles of the Italian Wars (not always heroic one).
In 1500 they were to defend Milano serving Ludovico Sforza in his war against the French. However French king hired about 10 thousand Swiss. Swiss mercenaries in Milanese, including ones from Uri service refused to fight them. Enraged by the lack of payment they also handed Sforza to the French.