Nation Deck “Landsknechte”


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For use with Force of Virtue the Game, this deck allows you to build a customized band if mercenaries for daring raids in Renaissance Italy.

  • Newly raised by the Emperor Maximilian to bring Germany under his rulership, they are the Emperor’s hammer and his fist. A well oiled and near fanatical machine of war they are the product of Swiss and Spanish trainers and the most modern weapons and armour that can be found. They have already developed a reputation for garish dress and a devil may care attitude towards their lives and those of others.

  • Strengths – Powerful unique Capos, strong Honour Cards.

  • Weaknesses – Access to Heavy Armour.

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Set in the ruins of Rome during the Borgia ascendancy, Force of Virtue pits the merciless Borgia family and their adherents against the powerful families opposing them.

Rather than large battles, we wanted to recreate the chaotic and spontaneous skirmishes caused by a myriad of agents and retinues and their agendas as they bribe, extort and murder their way to prominence. Whether you want to represent the Swiss mercenaries of the Borgia court, the merciless agents of the Venetian Republic, militia forces of the Romagna pressed into policing the countryside (for better or for worse) or even covert force dispatched by the great powers of France or the Holy Roman Empire. And will you pursue your patrons interests, or risk their displeasure by furthering your own goals…