Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===History=== Spanish general Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba is credited for inventing Pike and Shot formations during the First Italian War (1494-1498); using the formation to successfully repel Knight Cavalry charges used by the opposing French armies attempting to annex Naples. The 1503 Battle of Cerignola (of the Second Italian War) is considered to be the first battle to be 'won by modern guns', due to the effectiveness of defensive Tercio Arquebus and Cannon fire. The Mughal Empire introduced musket warfare in their conquests of India; where in the Battle of Haldighati, they used musket volleys to kill [[Rajput Warrior]] War [[Elephant]]s. Emperor Akbar is credited for modernizing the Indian military with the mass production of these muskets. The Ottoman–Hungarian Wars favored the Ottomans when their elite Janissary Musketeers adopted the Arquebus. In The Battle of Mohács; Hungarian Knights were overwhelmed by Ottoman muskets, despite the fact that the Hungarians used heavy plate armor. The Spanish and Portugese Empires used the Arquebus in their conquest of the Americas. The Native Americans were terrified by the noise, fire and lethality of the weapon. The Portugese used the Arquebus to raid West Africa and both hunt for slaves and establish trade relationships with African kingdoms that sold slaves; beginning Slavery in the Americas. As Portugal expanded their empire in Asia they established port colonies like the Portuguese Malacca. Malacca began establish trade with the Japanese Otomo clan in c. 1542. In 1543; a Portuguese ship was forced to land on the island of Tanegashima (which inspired the Japanese name for the Arquebus). The daimyo Tanegashima Tokitaka bought two Arquebuses from the Portuguese and attempted to reverse engineer them, only to simply hire an actual Portuguese gunsmith the next year. Trade with the Otomo increased as the Sengoku period intensified; and so the Otomo's westernization and western trade made them one of the first major clans to use guns. The arquebus was revolutionary for Japanese warfare, mainly during the Sengoku period. The intensity of war among the Japanese clans made most clans adopt the weapon, despite initially being avoided for being a 'dishonorable' weapon because of how easy it was to use. At the end of the Sengoku period, Japan had their own gun factories and had more arquebuses than all of Europe. 1/4 of the Japanese military (160,000 troops) involved in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea were arquebusiers. Native Americans fought against early Europeans during the conquest of the Americas. Europeans managed to frequently defeat Native Americans tribes in battle due to the Arquebus: especially since many Native Americans were initially terrified of the unusual, loud and intimidating weapon. Throughout the 1600s the Iroquois led The Beaver Wars and both the Iroquois and their enemies used the Arquebus with deadly efficiency. While the Iroquois expanded into one of the largest Native American empires; the Natives (including the Iroquois) were severely weakened by the genocidal nature of the war combined with the continuous spread of diseases like Smallpox. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/Arquebus"