I managed to get a winning draw due to time out. The HRE for the first time won the initiative and decided to pick a fight with the republic of Venice.
In a shock move, the Neopolitan Pike choked when the Knights went in and broke in two turns, with the Swiss pike following shortly after.
The Italian knights didn't fare much better, the superior German knights held their own, even out numbered and then broke the Italian knights.
By the time game was called, my knights were a bound away from sacking his camp which would have gotten me the game.
The Venitian Pike block
The German battle line gets ready for the charge....
Two turns later, the pike blocks had broken and been run down. The Venetian knights charged the defensive spear and broke!