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Deutsch: Schweizer Reisläufer und Landsknechte im ausserordentlich grausamen Handgemenge, dem sog. "Schlechten Krieg". Die langen Piken konnten im Nahkampf nicht mehr eingesetzt werden, an deren Stelle wurden Hellebarden, Schwerter und Dolche verwendet. Stich von Hans Holbein dem Jüngeren. Albertina, Wien
English: Swiss and Landsknecht soldiers engage in the exceptionally-fierce hand to hand combat known as "bad war." The long spear shafts are their pikes, which became awkward to handle if the push of pike became too disorganized. In that case, halberds and swords became the deadliest weapons. Engraving by Hans Holbein the Younger. Albertina, Vienna.
|Date||Early 16th century|
|Source||Miller, Douglas, The Swiss at War (Osprey Publshing, 1979) (reprint of 16th century engraving)|
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