wtorek, 8 listopada 2016
Pikinierzy nadchodzą./ Pikemen are coming!
Next stand of the Swiss pikemen from the front ranks.
Swiss pikemen formations were dominating the Italian Wars battlefields sice the battle of Fornovo in 1495. In this battle they seved the French army from defeat by the Italian states' coalition. Italian cavalry was defeated by the Swiss pikemen. Pikemen were known for their ruthlessness. Italians counted that the noble cavalrymen even when defeated in majority will be captured by the enemy. However those that were unhorsed by the Swiss were butchered by them. Mercenaries were not interested in ransom for the prosoners but in booty.