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The Val d'Aosta, now under Genoese control, was reinvaded by the Milanese under their new captain-general, the ex-Grenadine mercenary Curbarani. The small Genoese force there was decisively beaten. The Venetians attacked the Florentines in Este again, where they also won a decisive victory. The Venetians followed up their victory by storming Este and securing the province, while the Florentine condottieri Spumante died of wounds recieved in the battle.
All the states remained inactive, although recruiting for the coming year continued apace. The young Leonardo unveiled his colossal equestrian bronze masterpiece in Milan.
The Genoans marched to Aosta and broke the Milanese seige, killing their commander, Lagobambino in the process. They then evicted the Savoyard defenders and garrisoned it themselves.
The Milanese marched to Aosta, the last remaining Savoyard posession south of the Alps. Savoy agreed to cede Lausanne to the Genoans in exchange for a peace treaty, enabling them to concentrate on the defence of Aosta. There their small army was decisively beaten by the Milanese, although the garrison still holds out. The Venetians once again invaded the Florentine province of Este, but were decisively beaten and had to withdraw.
The Venetians, having secured Mantua, marched south into Florentine territory. They had convinced the Condottieri Berterelli to change sides, but the Florentines had made good this loss by convincing the Swiss to back them rather than the Venetians. After an inconlcusive battle with the defending Florentines, the Venetians retired unmolested. The Genoese, having recruited a new army, led another attack on Nice, and recaptured the city after defeating the Savoyards once more in the field.
The Milanese installed a garrison in Torino while the Savoyards pursued the retreating Genoese to the Mediterranean bent on recovering Nice. In the subsequent battle outside the city, the Genoese were beaten again, their leaders fleeing by ship, while the Savoyards lost most of their Generals in the fight. The Venetians managed to captured Mantua from the Florentines after a seige, and razed the province for much-needed supplies.
The Genoese pressed forwards in their campaign against Savoy by marching on Geneva. The Savoyards however routed the Genoese army in a bloody battle on the shores of the lake. The Milanese, being refused tribute by the Savoyards, moved to retake Torino again while the Savoyards were busy defending Geneva, and pillaged the place again once the autumn harvest was in. The Venetians invaded Mantua where they decisively bet the depleted Florentine army but were unable to capture the city.
The Genoese captured Nice and pillaged it. The Milanese abandoned Torino allowing the Savoyards to re-enter the province; the returning Milanese routed a Florentine invasion of Piacenza, gainning their Condottierei captain-general, Carboni Lagobambino, yet further glory.
The Genoese failed in their attempt to storm Nice, Savoy's only port, and sat down to starve the city into submission. The Milanese defeated the Savoyard army near Torino, and captured the city and province after the battle. Tough times ahead for the Duke of Savoy!
Summer 1482 proved to be the last campaign turn that was played for various reasons. Although I was disappointed it didn&t carry on longer, I was well satisfied with the campaign as far as it went; which older club-members assured me was far longer than any previous one!
Victory Point League
The battle for Torino, Spring, 1480
The battle for Piacenza, Summer, 1480
The battle of Nernier, fought by Lake Geneva, Autumn, 1480
The battle of Valeggio, fought near Mantua, Autumn, 1480
The battle of Nice, Winter, 1480
The battle of San Lorenzo, Spring, 1481
Action at Cavezzo, Spring, 1481
The battle of Aosta, Summer, 1481
The battle of Cento, Summer, 1481
The battle of Villeneuve, Autumn, 1481
The battle of San Martino, Spring, 1482
The battle of Donnaz, Spring, 1482
The battle of Pontedera, Summer, 1482