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About 500 years ago on 7 October 1513 one of the major battles of the League of Cambrai took place near the city of Vicenza.

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The Battle of La Motta

It ended in a disastrous defeat for the Venetian forces led by Bartolomeo d'Alviano. The Spanish and German forces were led by Fernando d'Avalos. Georg von Frundsberg took also part in that battle leading the German Landsknechte and slaughtered with his attack almost 5,000 Venetian soldiers. Although the Venetians were decisively defeated by the Spaniards, the League failed to follow up on this victory.

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Guest
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Sounds like a potential historical battle! Sounds great to me.

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Neadal Author
Neadal

It definitely would be ;)

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ShrekTheOgrelord
ShrekTheOgrelord

I see...this mod never fails to amaze me

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Neadal

Easy dude, that is a thing we'll maybe add in the far future ;)

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ShrekTheOgrelord
ShrekTheOgrelord

Nice, im hyped enough on the next update XD

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Neadal

Well, I hope we can meet your expectations! :D

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Mechavelli
Mechavelli

What were the numbers going into the battle? Were they evenly matched and did the Venetians lose by ineptitude/being outmaneuvered, or was there an asymmetrical fight?

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Venice had about 10,000 infantry men, 3,000 cavalry and 24 guns. The German and Spanish troops consisted of 4,000 Spanish infantry men, 3,500 imperial Landsknechte, 1,000 Spanish cavalry and 32 guns. So Venice might had an advantage in numbers. Though their infantry were mostly militias/volunteers (definitely no battle hardened soldiers) and therefore were no match for the well trained German Landsknechte.
As for the tactical aspect, the imperial forces were well deployed and ready to meet the Venetians, who were chasing them. The German Landsknechte led by Georg von Frundsberg launched a strong charge against the Venetians and caused these above mentioned several thousand casualties.

I hope that answered all your questions ;)

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