Venetian, Italian Wars

1494 - 1559AD

 

 

 

 

ITALIAN WARS VENETIAN LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL RULES

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

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.

Stradiotti. Mercenary light cavalry predominately javelin armed, recruited by from areas now in Albania and Greece. The stradiotís weapons and dress were modelled after the Turkish; instead of a turban, however, the stradiot wore a light helmet.

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

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

Provisionati. Contract infantry raised and led by recognised captains and usually very reliable.

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

 

 

 

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

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

Heavy Cannon/Cannon. 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

1/4

135

*1

Mounted Crossbowmen

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

1/4

60

*2

Stradiotti

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/3

60

*2

Turks

Cavalry

2

15

3

6+

-

3

-/1

60

*2

Provisionati Bill/Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

5+

-

3

-/2

60

 

Provisionati Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

-/2

55

*3

Militia Bill/Spearmen

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/2

35

*4

Militia Crossbowmen

Infantry

2

30

3

-

-

3

2/4

40

*4, 5

Militia Handgunners

Infantry

2

20

3

6+

-

3

2/4

45

*3, 4

Romagnol Pike

Infantry

3

-

3

6+

-

3

-/2

60

*6

Cannons

Artillery

1

2x40

2

-

-

2

-/2

50

*7, 8

General

General

+2

-

-

-

8

1

1

100

 

Lord

Leader

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/1

80

 

Captain

Sub

+1

-

-

-

8

1

-/2

40