The nobility was well represented in Kasimir's army with no less than 3 Counts present (von Schwarzburg, Öttingen and Hohenlohe) alongside a large number of knights such as Götz and Philipp von Berlichingen, Ewald von Lichtenstein, Christoph von Giech, Paulus von Abensberg, Sigismund von Lentersheim and Hans Hund.
Ewald von Lichtenstein was appointed overall commander by Kasimir, Paulus von Abensberg led the "Vortrab" (mounted advance guard) while Christoph von Giech and Hans Hund commanded the remaining cavalry.
Sadly the section of the painting which depicts Kasimirs troops is among the worst damaged parts of the painting and it is hard to see the details of the armour worn by the men-at-arms due to the paint having worn off.
|3 photos showing the charge of the Men-at-arms in Kasimir's army|
The painter seem to have made little effort to depict the foot in Kasimir's army. Most of the peasant levy had fled shortly after the start of the battle when their morale collapsed as a result of the Nürnberg gun fire. Only the Kitzingen fähnlein stood their ground alongside the professional Swiss and Landsknechts. Some of the men in the photo below may be intended to show Kasimir's Swiss or Landsknechts. The details that remain do hint at a more elaborate and flamboyant style of clothing than is seen on the typical Nürnberg infantryman in the painting.
|A confused melee between horse and foot erupted as the Brandenburgers broke into the Wagenburg.|
|Several noblemen in Kasimir's army found themselves taken prisoner during the fighting around the Wagenburg.|