At Novara 1513 the French camp was only partly entrenched and its defenders were badly deployed when a surprise attack by the Swiss overthrew it in short order. Novara is the germ of inspiration for this fictional scenario. But instead of massed Swiss pikes I have substituted a mixed force of Imperial and Venetian allies. I have also set it slightly later, 1520.
Woods are Type II.
French Gendarmes: 4 units of 7 figures.