Papal States, Italian Wars

1494 - 1559AD

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN WARS PAPAL STATES LIST

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

*1 Knights
*2  Skirmish
*3 Handgun
*4 Crossbow
*5 Unreliable
*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.

Mercenary Handgunners. These include French, Italian, Swiss and German troops, later replaced by arquebusiers.

Militia Crossbowmen. City Militias that were billmen, spearmen, crossbowmen and handgunners usually good for the defence of the city but very unhappy elsewhere.

 

 

 

Mercenary Crossbowmen and Handgunners. Troops armed with the crossbow who fought in close order.

Mercenary Pike. These infantry were not always Landsknecht, often Italian mercenary pikemen were hired..

Heavy Cannon/Cannon/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

Mounted Handgunners

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/1

60

*2

Militia Bill/Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

60

 

Militia Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

-/1

55

*3

Militia Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

-/2

40

*4, 5

Mercenary Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

6+

-

3

-/2

55

*4

Mercenary Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

2/4

45

*3, 5

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