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The Battle of Leignitz

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    Posted: 22-Oct-2005 at 04:14

Originally posted by Mangudai

Yes, knights and gendarmes in full plate armour were virtually impossible to withstand and they dominated warfare in the late 15th century, but they could be beaten by swiss and german pike-formations and cannons

How could have pike footsoldiers formations defeated heavy knights protected against weapons by their full plate armor?

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Originally posted by Mangudai

Yes, knights and gendarmes in full plate armour were virtually impossible to withstand and they dominated warfare in the late 15th century, but they could be beaten by swiss and german pike-formations and cannons

How could have pike footsoldiers formations defeated heavy knights protected against weapons by their full plate armor?

Thanks

The knights horses couldn't charge into a hedge of pikes, if the horse fell, halbardiers could finish off the un-horsed knight

Nu guhk go mis leat meahcit, de lea mis dorvu dn eatnam alde

Ossfok i s kringest sturwekster sttliger. Summer v kulluma i riktit finer!
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