Fornovo 1495: Dawn of the Italian Wars, 1495-1525
Publisher/Brand: Compass Games
Product Code: CMP1036
Order of Arms is a simulation game of battles from Medieval & Renaissance times; from Hastings in 1066, to Pavia in 1525, a period that featured the mounted armored knight before the rise of widespread professional infantry armies. Players take the role of the Field Commander of an army of the period, attempting to fulfill victory conditions using mounted and foot arms of the period.
Fornovo 1495, the first game in the series, presents the battle fought between the French Army of King Charles VIII, and the Condottieri forces of the League of Venice under the command of Francesco II Gonzaga of Mantua. The game features the Historical Battle as fought by Francesco Gonzaga across a rising Taro River, a free-set up version, and a what-if scenario that portrays the Italian fear of a French drive on Parma.
- One 22" x 34" game map
- Two countersheets
- Two player aids cards
- Two charts and tables cards
- Series Rulebook
- Game specific rulebook/scenario book
- 4 Six-sided Dice