Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (1)

Infantry

Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (1) cover

Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1568–1648 (1)

Infantry

Description

The 80 Years' War (also known as the Dutch War of Independence) was the foundation of Dutch nationhood, and during the course of the conflict one of its main leaders – Maurice of Orange-Nassau – created an army and a tactical system that became a model throughout Europe.
This study, the first of a two-part series, focuses on the Dutch infantry. It examines how Maurice of Orange-Nassau attracted volunteers and students from across Europe, introduced innovative new training methods such as common drill movements, and standardised the organisation and payment system of the army to make it more than a match for the occupying Spanish. His successes inspired officers and generals across the continent to copy his methods, including many English officers who went on to fight in the English Civil Wars. Featuring full-colour artwork and rare period illustrations, this book examines how the Dutch infantry was transformed into a fighting force able to defeat the might of Imperial Spain.

Product details

Published Apr 07 2017
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472819130
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 510
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Bouko de Groot

Bouko de Groot has a BA in Art History and an MA…

Illustrator

Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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