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'''Landsknechts''' were European, most often German, mercenary pikemen and supporting foot soldiers from the late 15th to the late 16th century, and achieved the reputation for being the universal mercenary of the European Renaissance.
 
'''Landsknechts''' were European, most often German, mercenary pikemen and supporting foot soldiers from the late 15th to the late 16th century, and achieved the reputation for being the universal mercenary of the European Renaissance.
   
In the [[Witcher saga]], they are the finest armored [[Division|division]] of the [[Royal Redanian Army]]. They were troops equipped with [[halberd]]s, pikes and two-handed swords.
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In the [[Witcher saga]], they are the finest armored [[Division|division]] of the [[Royal Redanian Army]]. They were troops equipped with [[halberd]]s, [[Pike (weapon)|pikes]] and two-handed swords.
   
 
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{{wikipedia|Landsknecht}}
   
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Landsknechts were European, most often German, mercenary pikemen and supporting foot soldiers from the late 15th to the late 16th century, and achieved the reputation for being the universal mercenary of the European Renaissance.

In the Witcher saga, they are the finest armored division of the Royal Redanian Army. They were troops equipped with halberds, pikes and two-handed swords.

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