Help support TMP

"Ever tried WAB for the Italian Wars?" Topic

6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Renaissance Discussion Message Board

Back to the Medieval Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Basic Impetus

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

443 hits since 8 May 2022
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2022 10:15 p.m. PST

WAB as in Warhammer Ancient Battles?

Speaking about the Renaissance Italian Wars as opposed to the Ancient ones.

Certainly not what they were created for but the 2nd Edition seems flexible enough to cover up to that period.

Curious to hear if anyone tried it and what changes you made to the rules.


Legend of Doom09 May 2022 4:16 a.m. PST

There was a fan written supplement which was published on the WAB facebook page at


Legend of Doom09 May 2022 4:17 a.m. PST

If you have access to Scribd there was another fan based supplement which ended up at that site

Rich Bliss09 May 2022 6:34 a.m. PST

I'm not a fan of Warhammer rules, but I'm of the strong opinion that The Italian Wars are more akin to ancients than later Pike and Shot conflicts like the ECW

raylev3 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 4:14 p.m. PST

There was a WAB supplement entitled, "Armies of Chivalry."

It covers the late medieval period but overlaps into the Italian Wars. The army lists include those that, I believe, fought in the Italian Wars: Holy Roman Empire to 1519, the Swiss to 1522, and French Ordonnance armies to 1503.

Borderline armies that, according to the lists, go until 1495 include: Italian Condotta, and the Low Countries. I believe these could be extrapolated into the early 1500s.

Of more significance are the additional rules to cover the capabilities of these armies to include artillery, handguns, heavier armor, formations, etc.

Although these aren't dedicated to the Italian Wars, it's a start.

Back in the day, when WAB was popular and still supported by Games Workshop, we played a few of these armies, although we didn't play the Italian Wars per se.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 5:41 p.m. PST

Thanks all!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.