Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (2)

Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years’ War (2)


Men-at-Arms 462
  • Author: Vladimir Brnardic
  • Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic
  • Short code: MAA 462
  • Publication Date: 20 Nov 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846039973
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

This history of the Catholic armies of the Habsburg Empire that fought in the Thirty Years' War explores the role of cavalry during the last major religious war in mainland Europe, which 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 organization, tactics, and colourful uniforms of the cavalry forces as they were expertly wielded by the great captains of the period including Tilly, Condé and Gustavus.

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 organisations from the 15th to19th century, especially those of the Napoleonic period. He also completed the first volume on the Imperial Armies looking at infantry and artillery for the Men-at-Arms series. 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, specializing 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


Introduction: heavy and light cavalry at the beginning of the 17th century
Organization, tactics, arms and armour and clothing, horse furniture, standards, and military music of Cuirassiers (armoured heavy cavalry) - Harqubuisers (carbine-armed cavalry) - Dragoons (mounted infantry) - Croats and Hussars (light cavalry)

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