Florentine, Italian Wars

1494 - 1559AD

 

 

 

 

 

ITALIN WARS FLORENTINE LIST

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1 Knights
*2 Shock
*3 Skirmish
*4 Phalanx
*5 Handgun
*6 Crossbow
*7 Unreliable
*8 Cannon
*9  Slow
*10 Organ Gun

Gendarmes/Knights. The late medieval "universal soldier" the Gendarmes were heavily armoured in full plate with an armoured warhorse armed with a heavy 18 foot lance used as the shock troops of the army.

Lesser Men at Arms. Although not as heavily armoured as the gendarmes they were still heavily armoured in full plate often with an armoured warhorse, armed with an 18 foot lance.

Mounted Crossbowmen. Crossbow armed mounted skirmishers, often Italian mercenaries later adopting the arquebus.

Militia Pike/Militia Halberdiers. Would not be as flamboyantly dressed as their Swiss and Landsknecht counterparts.

Militia Swordsman. Similar to their Spanish counterparts, superseded in later years by pikemen.

Militia Handgunners/Crossbowmen. Can be re-graded to skirmishers losing all special rules concerning range, targets saving throw and drive backs, reverting to the same stats as skirmish infantry in WMA.

Peasants. Armed peasants were used in the war against Pisa.

Organ Guns. During the Italian Wars artillery began to play a larger role on the battlefield than in previous years.

 

 

Troop

Type

Attack

Range

Hits

Armour

Cmnd

Unit

Size

Min/

Max

Points

Notes

Gendarmes/Knights

Cavalry

3

-

3

4+

-

3

-/1

135

*1

Lesser Men-at-Arms

Cavalry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/1

110

*2

Mounted Crossbowmen

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/2

60

*3

Militia Halberdier

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

2/4

70

*4

Militia Pike

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

4/8

60

*4

Militia Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

1/4

55

*5

Militia Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/2

45

*6

Peasants

Infantry

2

-

3

-

-

3

-/4

20

*7

Cannons

Artillery

1

2x40

2

-

-

2

-/1

50

*8, 9

Organ Gun

Artillery

1

D6x15

2

-

-

1

-/1

50

*10

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Lord

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/1

80

 

Captain

Sub

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

40