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Spotlight: Italian Wars Swiss Mercenaries

Following our look at the flamboyant Landsknechts last week, today we’re uncovering the secrets of the soberer Swiss mercenaries that were the German’s arch-rivals. The Swiss Reisläufer (one who goes to war), were renowned for their service in foreign armies during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly for their mastery of early pike tactics and exceptional discipline….

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Spotlight: Painting your Landsknechts

Throwing all caution to the wind, the flamboyant Landsknechts charge headlong into battle. This week, we’re looking at how to paint their colourful costumes. Dashing Mercenaries Literally translated as Servant of the Land, Landsknechts were units of mercenaries raised by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a counter to the formidable Swiss pike formations that dominated…

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2018: A year in Review

With 2018 coming to a close we sought to round up some of our favourite releases of the year! January We started off 2018 with a bang with the Bolt Action campaign book: Market Garden. For Bolt Action players Market Garden has it all – daring attacks, determined resistance and heroic last stands by American,…