Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (1)

Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (1)

Infantry and artillery

Men-at-Arms 457
  • Author: Vladimir Brnardic
  • Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic
  • Short code: MAA 457
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846034473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

This history of the Catholic armies of the Hapsburg Empire that fought in the Thirty Years War explores the role of infantry and artillery during the last major religious war in mainland Europe. As the states of the Holy Roman Empire fractured along religious lines, all of Europe was plunged into a bloody conflict that lasted three decades, decimated populations, and annihilated communities. However, amidst this social, political, and religious catastrophe, important changes were experienced within the organization of armed forces. The war saw the end of the large mercenary forces and the beginnings of the well-disciplined national army. This book charts this progression, illustrating and explaining the forces of the key Catholic armies, while exploring the weapons, organization, tactics, and colourful uniforms used by the infantry and artillery.

Biographical Note

Vladimir Brnardic was born in Zagreb in 1973. After graduating from the University of Zagreb with a History degree, he trained as a journalist in the Documentary Program of Croatian Television. He has a keen interest in the history of Central and Eastern European military organizations from the 15th to 19th centuries, especially those of the Thirty Years' War period. He is married and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he now works as a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 282: Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45 and Elite 60: U-Boat Crews 1914-45. He has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century

Contents

Introduction: pike and shot - weapons effects and formations Organization: companies, regiments and brigades - command and control Recruitment, drill and discipline Tactics Arms and armour - clothing Standards - military music Artillery and artillerymen

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