Here, (along with a few Saxon, Danish and Swedish Leaders) to round out the Italian Leader images are the 16 images I have added to the mod for specific Italian generals.(mostly from the period of the Italian Wars) You will see that almost all of them have their family or personal coats of arms in the background rather than a national flag.

Where I am displaying a block of leaders like this any Royalty will be displayed first starting with the earliest to reign, the remaining leaders are then placed in the alphabetical order of their first names.

Here for example we have the one Royal, King Ferdinand II of Naples at the start followed by the Condottieri Alessandro Vitelli. On the row below one in from the left is  the infamous Cesare Borgia. The details of each and every leader together with their position on the leader file grid (necessary for scenario design purposes) is given in the latest version of the “Leader Image Planning Grid” file which will be included in the next beta release of the mod.

To make sure I identified all the suitable leaders for whom usable images were available I worked through a very useful gazetteer of the battles of the Italian Wars put up on the web by Wikipedia at

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=battles%20of%20the%20italian%20wars&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCategory%3ABattles_of_the_Italian_Wars&ei=uYHsUPXDCcjB0gXBzYHYDg&usg=AFQjCNHpr2bh0g_9GVhv65xf3L-NkCXJvg

This provides links to the Wikipedia articles on each of the battles. In turn these articles give a list of commanders providing links to Wikipedia articles on each of these also.

Of course this information was provided for all nations major commanders so in order to save time I also made up leader tiles for all the relevant Spanish, imperialist, French, Swiss and few English leaders that I came across and or which images could be tracked down.  The 30 or so leader tiles have been put to one side and will greatly speed matters up when I come to add the respective nationalities to the mod. As it happens the Swiss and Imperialists are the next two sets of leaders I am going to create for the mod.

Enjoy
Ian
 





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