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Armor 1480-1550, military campaign armored German landsknecht, mercenarie, German katzbalger, German flail, poleaxe hammer, gambeson, Bishop's mantel, jack chains, splint bracers, chainmail gloves,  Brigandine upper leg armor, open face sallet.

Armor 1480-1550, military campaign armored German landsknecht, mercenarie, German katzbalger, German flail, poleaxe hammer, gambeson, Bishop's mantel, jack chains, splint bracers, chainmail gloves, Brigandine upper leg armor, open face sallet.

"Alabardiere Svizzero, fine del XV Secolo"

"Alabardiere Svizzero, fine del XV Secolo"

Miniatures painted by Sergey Popovichenko

Miniatures painted by Sergey Popovichenko

Swiss mercenaries (Reisläufer) were notable for their service in foreign armies, especially the armies of the Kings of France, from the Later Middle Ages into the Age of the European Enlightenment. Their service as mercenaries was at its peak during the Renaissance, when their proven battlefield capabilities made them sought-after mercenary troops. There followed a period of decline, as technological and organizational advances counteracted the Swiss' advantages.

Swiss mercenaries (Reisläufer) were notable for their service in foreign armies, especially the armies of the Kings of France, from the Later Middle Ages into the Age of the European Enlightenment. Their service as mercenaries was at its peak during the Renaissance, when their proven battlefield capabilities made them sought-after mercenary troops. There followed a period of decline, as technological and organizational advances counteracted the Swiss' advantages.

La estructura de la milicia suiza estipula que los soldados deben mantener en casa su propio equipo, incluyendo la famosa navaja del ejército suizo y sus armas personales. Algunas organizaciones y partidos políticos encuentran esta práctica como controvertida y peligrosa.33 A la edad de 19 años, el servicio militar es obligatorio para todos los ciudadanos varones; las mujeres pueden servir voluntariamente. Cerca de las dos terceras partes de los jóvenes suizos son declarados aptos para el…

La estructura de la milicia suiza estipula que los soldados deben mantener en casa su propio equipo, incluyendo la famosa navaja del ejército suizo y sus armas personales. Algunas organizaciones y partidos políticos encuentran esta práctica como controvertida y peligrosa.33 A la edad de 19 años, el servicio militar es obligatorio para todos los ciudadanos varones; las mujeres pueden servir voluntariamente. Cerca de las dos terceras partes de los jóvenes suizos son declarados aptos para el…

Visored Bascinet Date: ca. 1450 Culture: German Medium: Steel Dimensions: H. 17 in. (43.2 cm); W. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); D. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm); Wt. 10 lb. 12 oz. (4876 g)

Visored Bascinet Date: ca. 1450 Culture: German Medium: Steel Dimensions: H. 17 in. (43.2 cm); W. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); D. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm); Wt. 10 lb. 12 oz. (4876 g)

1475 – 1500 Paris, France, Musée de l'Armée (Les Invalides), Spanish  Images courtesy of Igor Zeler*, Doug Strong, AAF ID

1475 – 1500 Paris, France, Musée de l'Armée (Les Invalides), Spanish Images courtesy of Igor Zeler*, Doug Strong, AAF ID

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Caterina Sforza Lady of Imola and Forli,illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Sforza  and Lucrezia Landriani,by Lorenzo di Credi,1481-83

Caterina Sforza Lady of Imola and Forli,illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Sforza and Lucrezia Landriani,by Lorenzo di Credi,1481-83