Dell'arte della guerra is a ruleset that seeks to recreate the campaigns of renaissance Italy.
Each player represents a family of Condottiere, who take on contracts on behalf of one of the great Italian powers and fight each other in one of the endemic wars between these powers. :
- A brief summary of the period and details of the forces of the participants.
- A set of campaign rules including status sheets and counters.
- A set of battlefield rules that can be used to resolve campaign actions or can be used independently to fight one-off battles of the period.
As well as the gamebook, the game comes with over 200 pre-cut counters and over 120 playing cards to be used in the campaigns and battles.