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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.
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[[File:Gwent cardart northern lyrian landsknecht.png|thumb|352x352px]]
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'''Landsknechts''' are troops of colorful and dogged [[Human|men]], professional [[soldier]]s of fortune, whom [[cavalry]] can not frighten. Equipped with [[halberd]]s, pikes, [[crossbow]]s and double-handed [[sword]]s that are roughly two yards long with hilt measuring two feet and large, curved cross guards they wake respect in many simpletons.<ref name="tlotl">{{TLotL}}</ref> Though predominantly of [[Temeria]]n origins, they hail from and serve in armies of many [[Northern Kingdoms]].<ref>{{Gwent standalone}}</ref> According to [[Lambert]], one of the [[Witcher]] fighting styles known as [[Witcher fighting styles|the strong style]] was devised by them.<ref>{{Tw1}}</ref>
   
In the [[Witcher saga]], they are the finest armored division of the [[Royal Redanian Army]]. They were troops equipped with [[halberd]]s, pikes and two-handed swords.
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Young [[Jarre]] and [[Melfi]] from [[Ellander]] met two Temerian Landsknechts on their way to the city of [[Vizima]] during the [[Second Northern War]].<ref name="tlotl" />
   
{{wikipedia|Landsknecht}}
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== Warfare ==
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In the [[Temerian Army]], they form elite infantry units, famous across the [[Continent]]. In contrast to other countries, where mostly commoners serve as foot soldiers, a number of noblemen can be found in the ranks of these regiments. They are organized in regiments under the command of [[captain]]s appointed by the King. They rarely use armors, and if so, then only soldiers at the front with breastplates and helmets.
   
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Landsknechts fight in the serried squares. Maintaining the rigid discipline is required. Each soldier is obliged to kill his comrade-in-arms if he sees him breaking out of formation. The Temerians move as one body striking by hundreds, or sometimes even by thousands, at once. The first ranks attack with 16-foot-long pikes. They are followed by the halberdiers, while the center of a square (where the commander and the banner are) is secured by warriors equipped with two-handed swords. The crossbowmen protect the sides of the formation.<ref>{{WGW}}</ref>
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== Notes ==
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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.
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== Gallery ==
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Temerian landsknecht by 2blind2draw.jpg
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Temerian landsknecht 2 by 2blind2draw.jpg
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Denis_Gordeev_Landsknechts_and_Jarre.jpeg
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</gallery>
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== References ==
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<references />
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[[de:Landsknechte]]
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[[fr:Lansquenet]]
 
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Latest revision as of 06:20, January 13, 2019

Gwent cardart northern lyrian landsknecht

Landsknechts are troops of colorful and dogged men, professional soldiers of fortune, whom cavalry can not frighten. Equipped with halberds, pikes, crossbows and double-handed swords that are roughly two yards long with hilt measuring two feet and large, curved cross guards they wake respect in many simpletons.[1] Though predominantly of Temerian origins, they hail from and serve in armies of many Northern Kingdoms.[2] According to Lambert, one of the Witcher fighting styles known as the strong style was devised by them.[3]

Young Jarre and Melfi from Ellander met two Temerian Landsknechts on their way to the city of Vizima during the Second Northern War.[1]

Warfare Edit

In the Temerian Army, they form elite infantry units, famous across the Continent. In contrast to other countries, where mostly commoners serve as foot soldiers, a number of noblemen can be found in the ranks of these regiments. They are organized in regiments under the command of captains appointed by the King. They rarely use armors, and if so, then only soldiers at the front with breastplates and helmets.

Landsknechts fight in the serried squares. Maintaining the rigid discipline is required. Each soldier is obliged to kill his comrade-in-arms if he sees him breaking out of formation. The Temerians move as one body striking by hundreds, or sometimes even by thousands, at once. The first ranks attack with 16-foot-long pikes. They are followed by the halberdiers, while the center of a square (where the commander and the banner are) is secured by warriors equipped with two-handed swords. The crossbowmen protect the sides of the formation.[4]

Notes Edit

  • 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.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lady of the Lake
  2. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  3. The Witcher
  4. Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
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