Donald held the centre and the supreme command of the Germans, Tim got the right flank with the Men-at-arms, while Bill got the other flank with the German gendarmes and the light Cavalry.
Bart was the CinC of the French and Campbell got the right flank, each a block and some Horse.
First the German came and swung the heavy left in form of their Gendarmes, which pretty much annihilated Campbells Cavalry on the entire right flank. Then the two huge Landsknecht Pike block were storming forward and it looked bleak for the French Henry, indeed. Even the Swiss got beaten! What a shame! But then somehow the weakened German Pikes got shot away by the French Artillery train. Next the Doppelsöldner (in Swiss pay) were going in for the kill on the rest of the Landsknechts Pikes - Bad War!
After a final clash with the German Men-at-arms, which ended in a brutal but victorious melee, the French had turned the tide of the Battle. The Kaiser could go home.
I never came across such a terrific and bloody Renaissance battle! The casualties were mounting at such a neck breaking speed, I had trouble to keep up to pack away "fallen" into my suitcases!
We all agreed that this was a beautiful game, that we might shall repeat some time.
|The initial set up|
|The large Landsknechts block on the march|
|The Empire strikes forward (unusual!!)|
|The German Cavalry supporting their blocks|
|The Imperial left comes nearer!!|
|Die Kaiserlichen kommen! Panik!|
|The Swiss got wiped away by the Landsknechts! Merde!|
|In revenge the Landsknechts Doppelsöldner (in Swiss pay) finish the badly beaten block|
|Finally the German Men-at-Arms crash with the French Gendarmes!|
|... and got annihilated.|
|On the Left the German Cavalry flank waits for the killing strike|
|meanwhile there is nothing between the French Gendarmes and the German center|
|The French Gendarmes sweeping up the hinterland|
|The Emperor retreating with his Spanish lifeguard|
|The Imperial stats|
|the French stats|
|My Pike&Shotte usefuls rules|