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Just how good were Swiss mercenaries?
The Swiss Reisläufer (meaning those who go to war) were the best soldiers for hire money could buy. In fact, their northern archenemies, the German landsknechte (knights of the land), started by emulating them. And we all know what they say about emulation: it is a high form of flattery. Swiss Reisläufer - sketch D … Continue reading Just how good were Swiss mercenaries?