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Campaigns of the Italian Wars 1494-1530 #1 - All is Lost Save Honor (2nd Printing)

Campaigns of the Italian Wars 1494-1530 #1 - All is Lost Save Honor (2nd Printing)
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Author: Nicola Contardi
Publish Year: 2012
Restockable: No
Type: Ziplock


All is lost save Honour is a game about the campaigns fought during the Italian Wars (1494-1530), mainly between the Hapsburgs (the Empire) and the Valois (the French kingdom). This first volume is dedicated to the campaigns between Agnadello (1509) and Pavia (1525).

They had to make a selection of all those campaigns fought in Italy during the Italian Wars. The five campaigns they have included are:

  • Agnadello 1509, Venice defends its Republic against her foes.
  • Novara 1513, the Swiss against the French army. The last triumph of the Swiss.
  • Marignano 1515, Franois I grabs the Duchy of Milan from the Swiss
  • Bicocca 1522, the French lose the Duchy of Milan
  • Pavia 1525, Franois I loses the largest battle and Milan to the Empire

    This is the time of charges of cavalrymen with the finest gliding amours; of the first use of effective firearms and artillery; sieges, mercenary troops, treachery, pillaging and all that chrome that may enlighten a wargame.

  • new game system, operational-level, devoted to warfare in the XVIth century campaigns
  • highly interactive sequence of play, focused on maneuver and careful planning
  • various forms of combat: Major battles, Skirmishes, Sieges
  • set of Exclusive Rules and specific rules and events for each campaign
  • a 22" x 34" fine-art map , reproducing a part of XVIth northern Italy, based on an accurate study of ancient maps and sources
  • gorgeous iconic counters representing all the main Capitani who fought there and the different combat units
  • detailed (as it is possible) order of battle, with combat units differentiated by strength, maximum movement, quality and reliability
  • very low counter density and limited play time


  • One 22"x34" map of northern Italy
  • 360 1/2" die-cut counters
  • Standard rules
  • Optional rules and Instructions for 5 campaigns
  • Charts, tables
  • Folder-cover ziplock version