The Swiss at War 1300–1500 cover
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During the 14th and 15th centuries military tactics in Europe underwent a period of sustained transformation of which the outcome was the rejuvenation of the footsoldier as the major tactical unit. One nation alone stands principally responsible for this development – the Swiss Confederation. For centuries the mounted knights had 'ridden roughshod over the populations of Europe'. It was in the Swiss halberdier and later the pikeman that the mounted men-at-arms were to meet their match. This absorbing text by Douglas Miller provides an account of rise of the Swiss army to its tactical zenith, beginning with the classic encounter at Morgarten.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Organization · Tactics and Campaigns · The Burgundian Wars · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 08 1979
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850453348
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 94
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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