Neopolitan, Italian Wars

 1494 - 1559AD

 

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN WARS NAPLES LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1 Knights
*2  Skirmish
*3 Unreliable
*4 Handgun
*5 Crossbow
*6 Phalanx
*7 Cannon
*8  Slow
*9 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.

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

Turks. Lightly armoured bow and javelin armed Turkish mercenaries appeared in some Neapolitan armies.

Militia Bill/Spearmen, Militia Handgunners, Militia Crossbowmen. Most Italian militia was poorly armed and motivated, hence the reliance upon mercenary troops.

Mercenary Crossbowmen/Mercenary Handgunners. These include were predominantly Italian, but could include French, Swiss and German troops, later replaced by arquebusiers.

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 Similar to their Spanish counterparts, superseded in later years by pikemen.

Mercenary Pikemen. Not always Landsknecht, often Italian mercenary pikemen were hired.

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

2/4

135

*1

Mounted Crossbowmen

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

1/3

60

*2

Turks

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/1

60

*2

Militia Bill/Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

50

*3

Militia Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

-/1

45

*3, 4

Militia Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/2

40

*3, 5

Mercenary Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

6+

-

3

-/2

55

*5

Mercenary Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

2/4

45

*4

Mercenary Swordsmen

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/1

60

 

Mercenary Pikemen

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/1

70

*6

Mercenary Pikemen

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/1

60

*6

Cannons

Artillery

1

2x40

2

-

-

2

-/1

50

*7, 8

Organ Gun

Artillery

1

D6x15

2

-

-

1

-/1

50

*9

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Lord

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/1

80

 

Captain

Sub

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

40