LANDSKNECHTS PIKEMAN: 28mm Plastic Miniatures
This box contains: Plastic components to make either 30 Pikemen or 24 Pikemen and 5 Arquebusiers; Command sprue with options for officers, standard bearers, drummers, etc.; Plastic bases; and Background guide with 5 full-color flags.
The late 15th and early 16th centuries in Europe were defined by near-constant warfare. National 'standing armies' were unheard of and the ambitions of empires were reliant on the mercenaries they could afford to hire.
Landsknechts were created by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximillian I, as a reaction to the Swiss Mercenary Pikemen that had dominated battlefields for decades before the Italian Wars (1494-1559).
Over the course of the Italian Wars, however, the Landsknecht tactics adapted far more than the Swiss and the use of firearms in conjunction with the pike would give them the edge, at least tactically.
NEW-box, available late July 2017 ......$29.00 blk
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Updated as of 5/19/2022ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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